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THE 



CURTIS 
INSTITUTE 

OF 

MUSIC 

PHILADELPHIA 



19 5 7 • 19 5 




THE 
CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC 




CATALOGUE 

1957-1958 



RITTENHOUSE SQUARE 
PHILADELPHIA 3 • PENNSYLVANIA 



COPYRIGHT 1957, BT 
THE CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC 




MARY CURTIS ZIMBALIST 
Founder and President 




EFREM ZIMBALIST, Director 



THE CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC 

Efrem Zimbalist, Director 



THE CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC was founded in 1924 

To hand down through contemporary masters 
the great traditions of the -past 

To teach students to build on this heritage 
for the future 



The School is operated under a Charter granted by the Common- 
wealth of Pennsylvania and is also included in the list of "Colleges 
and Universities in Pennsylvania approved by the State Council of 
Education for the Granting of Degrees". 

To meet the compulsory educational requirements of the Com- 
monwealth of Pennsylvania, the Institute offers its younger 
students an academic program of elementary and secondary school 
subjects leading to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania pre- 
professional high school diploma. 

The United States Government has duly approved The Curtis 
Institute of Music as an institution of learning for immigrant 
students, in accordance with the Immigration Act of 1924. 

All students, residents of the United States or of a foreign 
country, are accepted under the conditions herein set forth, on 
the scholarship basis exclusively, and pay no tuition fees. 



THE CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC 

RITTENHOUSE SQUARE 
PHILADELPHIA 3 • PENNSYLVANIA 



OFFICERS 

President 
Mary Curtis Zimbalist 

Vice-President 
Curtis Bok 

Secretary 
Cary W. Bok 

Treasurer and Assistant Secretary 
Jay H. Mattis 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 



Mary Curtis Zimbalist 
Curtis Bok 
Cary W. Bok 
Efrem Zimbalist 



Helene Boericke Bok 
Edith Evans Braun 
George P. Orr 
Jay H. Mattis 



THE FACULTY 

Headings in CAPITALS designate major courses; headings in italics, supplementary courses. 



Martial Singher 



VOICE 



Eufemia Giannini Gregory 



Vocal Repertoire 

Leo Rosenek 
Vladimir Sokoloff 

Opera Department 

Herbert Graf, Director 

Elizabeth Westmoreland, Music Director 



Rudolf Serkin 



PIANO 



Lee Luvisi 



Mieczyslaw Horszowski 



Vladimir Sokoloff 
Eleanor Sokoloff 



Piano 



Martha Halbwachs Massena 
Freda Pastor 



ORGAN 
Alexander McCurdy 

HARP and Harp Ensemble 
Carlos Salzedo 



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faculty— Continued 



Efrem Zimbalisr 
Toshiya Eto 



VIOLIN 



VIOLA 

Max Aronoff 



Ivan Galamian 
Veda Reynolds 



Leonard Rose 



VIOLONCELLO 



Orlando Cole 



FLUTE 
William Kincaid 



OBOE 

John de Lancie 



CLARINET 
Anthony Gigliotti 



BASSOON 
Sol Schoenbach 



HORN 
Mason Jones 



TRUMPET 
Samuel Krauss 



TROMBONE, TUBA DOUBLE BASS 
Charles Gusikoff Roger Scott 



PERCUSSION 
Fred D. Hinger 



String Ensemble 
Toshiya Eto 



Woodwind Ensemble 
William Kincaid 



Orchestra 
William R. Smith, Conductor 



Chamber Music 
Jascha Brodsky 



Brass Ensemble 
Charles Gusikoff 



ACCOMPANISTS 



Vladimir Sokoloff 



Martha Halbwachs Massena 



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faculty — Continued 

COMPOSITION and THEORY 

Vittorio Giannini 
Constant Vauclain Edith Evans Braun 

Luigi Zaninelli 



Eurhythmies 
Nadia Chilkovsky 



Languages and Diction 

Mary Q. Shumway, A.M., Ph.D.: German 

(to be announced) French 

Domenico Vittorini, A.M., D. in L. : Italian 

Eufemia Giannini Gregory: Italian Diction 



ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY 
ACADEMIC TUTORING 

Eleanor Fitzpatrick, A.M. 

Louise Motten, A.B., A.M. Marion A. Corwin, A.B. 

Marguerite Pechin, A.M. 

LIBRARY 

Jack L. Gotlobe, Librarian Gordon Mapes, Special Services Librarian 

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ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS 

Application for Audition or Examination 

Students are accepted only after an audition or the examination 
of original compositions submitted. The qualifications for audi- 
tion or examination are given on the following pages. 

The applicant is required to fill out an application form and to 
give in detail all requested information. The application form 
must be accompanied by an official birth certificate (photostat 
is acceptable), physician's certificate of health, and a recent 
small photograph of the applicant. An applicant enrolled as a 
student at another school of music or studying with a private 
teacher will be considered for an audition or examination only 
if the application form is accompanied by written permission 
from the school or teacher. 

Requests for the return by mail of personal property that has 
been submitted with the application form should be accompanied 
by the necessary postage. 

Auditions are scheduled on dates set aside for each subject 
when faculty members are available and requests for changes 
in appointments cannot be considered. 

School Year 1958-1959 

Auditions and examinations will be held in April-May 1958. 
Everyone requesting auditions should send for application forms 
and state their major subjects. These application forms must 
be completed and returned with the necessary supporting 
documents not later than February 1, 1958. 

All communications should be addressed to 

The Secretary of Admissions 
The Curtis Institute of Music 
Rittenhouse Square 
Philadelphia 3, Pennsylvania 



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ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS! 

Qualifications for Audition or Examination 



The qualifications for receiving an audition or examination are 
presented here in a general form, allowing the applicant latitude 
in the selection of works to be presented. While the choice of 
composition is important, the manner of performance carries far 
greater weight. 

The final decision as to the suitability of an applicant for ac- 
ceptance rests upon the evidence of talent shown rather than 
upon the degree of advancement already attained. Admission is 
limited to those whose inherent musical gift shows promise 
of development to a point of professional quality. 

Applicants in any subject may be asked to show the degree of 
their attainments in sight-reading. A supplementary knowledge 
of the piano, or other medium, and of the theory of music, 
is desirable. 

The auditors are not obliged to hear all that an applicant may 
have in readiness nor to comply with requests for criticism of 
applicants not accepted. 

Accompanists are provided. 



VOICE 

Applicants shall submit from memory four selections showing 
the character, quality, and personality of voice and singer, of 
which one at least should be in English. They should be chosen 
from the standard operatic and oratorio recitatives and arias; 
German Lieder; Italian songs of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth 
Centuries; French songs (either of the 'Bergerette' type or of 
the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries); English songs of any 
period which have artistic merit. 



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ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: 

Qualifications for Audition or Examination, Continued 

Clear diction and accurate pronunciation in one foreign language 
will be considered of higher value than a casual and inaccurate 
use of several. 

Age of applicants: girl applicants should be between eighteen 
and twenty-two, men between nineteen and twenty-five. 

PIANO 

Applicants shall play from memory: 1) a prelude and fugue from 
The Well-Tempered Clavichord or a three-part invention of 
Bach; 2) a Mozart sonata (to be chosen from Nos. 283, 309-10-11, 
330-31-32-33, 457, 570, 576 in the Kochel catalogue) or a Beethoven 
sonata, complete; 3) two selections — one slow and one brilliant 
— from the works of Chopin. 

Age of applicants: applicants should be under twenty-one. 

ORGAN 

Applicants shall play from memory: 1) a fugue or prelude and 
fugue or a principal movement from a sonata or symphony; 
2) a trio; 3) a scherzo; 4) a slow movement. 

Applicants shall also play the following at the piano : 1) a study; 
2) a nocturne or other slow movement. 

Age of applicants: applicants should be under twenty-one. 

HARP 

Applicants should possess a thorough knowledge of the funda- 
mental principles of contemporary harp playing. A knowledge 
of piano playing is desirable. Applicants shall submit from 
memory two transcriptions from the classics and two works from 
contemporary literature. 

Age of applicants: applicants should be under twenty-one. 



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ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: 

Qualifications for Audition or Examination, Continued 



VIOLIN 

Applicants under fourteen years of age shall play from mem- 
ory: 1) scales in three octaves and double stops; 2) Kreutzer or 
Rode etudes; 3) a concerto of Mozart, Spohr, or Mendelssohn. 

Applicants over fourteen years of age shall play from memory: 
1) all scales in fluent tempo and double stops; 2) a Bach sonata 
for violin alone; 3) etudes by Dont or Paganini; 4) a concerto 
of Mozart, Spohr, Beethoven, Brahms, Paganini, Mendelssohn, 
Vieuxtemps, Wieniawski, or Goldmark. 

Age of applicants: applicants should be under twenty-one. 



VIOLA 

Applicants shall play : 1) all major and minor scales and arpeggios ; 
2) the Kreutzer violin etudes; 3) the forty-one caprices of 
Campagnoli, Op. 22; 4) a concerto of Handel-Casadesus, Stamitz, 
or Mozart. 

Age of applicants: applicants should be under twenty-one. 



VIOLONCELLO 

Applicants shall play from memory: 1) all major and minor 
scales and arpeggios; 2) an etude or a caprice by Franchomme 
or Piatti or Duport; 3) a fast and a slow movement from a Bach 
suite; 4) a concerto from the standard repertoire or a sonata by 
Beethoven or Brahms or a modern composer. 

Age of applicants: applicants should be under twenty-one. 



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ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: 

Qualifications for Audition or Examination, Continued 

DOUBLE BASS 
Applicants shall possess a good ear, sense of rhythm, and the 
ability to read at sight . They shall play : 1) all the scales, intervals, 
and arpeggios; 2) one movement of a concerto or a sonata. 

Age of applicants: applicants should be under twenty-one. 

FLUTE, OBOE, CLARINET, BASSOON, HORN 

Applicants shall possess a good ear, sense of rhythm and tone, 
and the ability to read at sight. They shall demonstrate famil- 
iarity with all major and minor scales and arpeggios, be pre- 
pared to play one movement of a concerto or sonata, and be 
able to read an orchestral excerpt. 

Age of applicants: applicants should be under twenty-one. 

TRUMPET, TROMBONE, TUBA 
Applicants shall possess physical aptitude for the chosen instru- 
ment, a good ear, sense of rhythm, and the ability to read 
at sight. 

Age of applicants: applicants should be under twenty-one. 

PERCUSSION, TYMPANI 
Applicants shall possess a good ear, sense of rhythm, the ability 
to read at sight, and show aptitude for the instruments. 

Age of applicants: applicants should be under twenty-one. 

COMPOSITION 

Applicants shall submit several original compositions. Orchestral 
compositions may be submitted, but are not required. 

Applicants should send their manuscripts by registered mail, 
presenting themselves in person only when so requested. The 
Institute cannot accept responsibility for the return of mate- 
rials sent unless the necessary postage is enclosed. 



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MINIMUM COURSE REQUIREMENTS 

(Entrance Requirements, pages 1 -17) 

All students are on probation during their entire period of enrolment, 
and may be dropped at any time for failure to progress according 
to the standards of the Faculty. 

For the Diploma 

The Diploma is given at the completion of three or more years 
of study in any major course. The candidate must have main- 
tained a high standard of excellence during the entire period 
both in his major and in his supplementary courses. 

The prescribed minimum work to be covered in Theory and sup- 
plementary applied subjects is outlined on the following pages. 

For the Degree Bachelor of Music 

Prerequisite: Completion of 16 units of the required high school 
subjects as outlined by the Department of Public Instruction, 
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. 

The degree is given at the completion of not less than four years 
of study in any major course, with a total of 120 Semester Hours, 
of which 60 are to be in Applied Music including the major, 
30 in Theory, and 30 in academic work. The candidate must have 
maintained a high standard of excellence during the entire period 
both in his major and in his supplementary courses. 

The prescribed minimum work to be covered in Theory and sup- 
plementary applied subjects is outlined on the following pages. 
Credit will be given for academic subjects of college grade taken, 
before acceptance or during the period of enrolment, at an 
accredited college or university. 

For the Degree Master of Music 
(Given only in Composition) 

Prerequisite: A Bachelor of Music degree in Composition, 
meeting the requirements of The Curtis Institute of Music. 

The degree is given at the completion of not less than two years 
of graduate study in Composition, with a total of 30 Semester 
Hours. 



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minimum course requirements, Continued 

The Thesis may consist of an extended original composition for 
full orchestra, or for chorus and orchestra or for one or more 
acts of opera. 

Supplementary Theoretical Courses 
(Major courses in Capitals) 

All courses in Theory may be anticipated by examination. 

For the Diploma 

( Solfege* 

1 Harmony and Counterpoint: 

Voice ^ l year 

( Elements of Music: 1 year 

Organ j ( Solfege* 

u M Harmony and Counterpoint : 

vIolT'. '.'.'.'.'.'.'.. '. '...-■ '. ... '.'. '.'.'.'.'.'.'.'".'.'.'•'. • 1 I Element" of Music: 1 year 

Violoncello ' 

Double Bass 

Flute 

Oboe 

Clarinet I f Solfege* 

Bassoon W Harmony and Counterpoint : 

Horn { (^ 1 year 

Trumpet 

Trombone 

Tuba 

Percussion 

Composition 

For the Degree Bachelor of Music 

Voice 

Piano 

Organ 

Harp 

Violin 

Viola ■ 

SS:.::::::.:::::'.::::::::::::\( iLS., ^ c„u„ t er P oia t; 

P )/ 2 years 

5? UTE / 1 Form and Analysis: 1 year 

S£^::::::::::::::::::::::::"" 

Bassoon 

Horn 

Trumpet 

Trombone 

Tuba 

Percussion 

Composition 

*The number of years varies according to requirements. 



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minimum course requirements, Continued 

Supplementary Applied Subjects 
(Major courses in Capitals) 

The following are required both in courses admitting to the 
Diploma and courses admitting to the Bachelor of Music degree, 
and are taken, except as indicated, throughout the entire period. 

Supplementary Piano may be anticipated by examination. 

Piano: 1 or 2 years 

Diction 

Vocal Repertoire 

Voice ^ Languages 

Opera Class 
Eurhythmies 
Great Books: 1 year 



Piano j 



Chamber Music 
Great Books: 1 year 



■ Piano: 1 or 2 years 
° ROAN - { Great Books: 1 year 



{ 



{Piano: 1 or 2 years 
Harp Ensemble 
Orchestra 
Great Books: 1 year 



/ Piano: 1 or 2 years 
I Viola: 1 year 

Violin / Chamber Music 

I Orchestra 

v Great Books: 1 year 



. ( Piano: 1 or 2 years 

y OLA I ) Chamber Music 

Violoncello X Orchestra 

Double Bass M Great Books; x vear 



£ LUTE ) ( Piano: 1 year 

° DOE M Woodwind Ensemble 

Clarinet ><^ Orchestra 

P ASSOON ) ( Great Books: 1 year 

Horn ' 



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minimum course requirements, Continued 



Trumpet \ t Piano : 1 year 

Trombone M Brass Ensemble 

Tuba f j Orchestra 

Percussion ) ( Great Books : 1 year 

Composition \ £ iano: * ^f rs , 

I Great Books: 1 year 



Note 1. The Elements of Music course includes Acoustics, Theory of Harmony, Theory 
of Rhythm, Form, the Greek System, the Modal System, the Constitution of Polyphonic 
Forms, the Rise of Opera and Oratorio, the Flemish Schools, the Italian Schools, the 
German Schools. 

Note 2. Students receive credit toward graduation for public performance and perform- 
ance in Curtis Hall. Original compositions by students majoring in Composition, whether 
performed by themselves or by others, are credited toward graduation. Students are 
permitted to accept professional engagements, in Philadelphia and the vicinity only, 
with the approval of the Director. 



GENERAL INFORMATION 

Students are accepted on the Scholarship basis exclusively, and 
pay no tuition fees. 

Living expenses are the responsibility of the student. 

The School has no dormitories. 

The auditorium, Curtis Hall, where Faculty, student, and guest 
recitals, School gatherings, and Commencement are held, is 
used also for rehearsals and organ practice. In general, lessons, 
classes, and rehearsals are scheduled for afternoons; mornings 
are devoted to practice. Designated practice studios are provided 
at the Institute. 



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general information, Continued 

The library of 38,000 items includes among its more impor- 
tant sets the Bach Gesellschaft publications, the collected works 
of Beethoven, Schubert, and Schumann as published by Breit- 
kopf, and the complete works of Brahms, Chopin, Handel, 
Lassus, Mozart, Palestrina, Purcell, Schiitz, and Vittoria; many 
volumes of the Denkmaler deutscher Tonkunst, including the 
Tonkunst in Bayern, a number of volumes of the Denkmaler 
der Tonkunst in Oesterreich, and the works of Monteverdi. 
There are a number of rare manuscripts, first editions, and the 
famous Burrell collection of Wagneriana. 

Students are expected to provide their own music for major 
subjects. Music for secondary piano, ensemble and orchestral 
classes is supplied from the school library. 

Instruments include string instruments of the Italian, French and 
English Schools, Steinway pianos, Lyon and Healy harps, orches- 
tral instruments. The organ in Curtis Hall is a five-manual 
with 98 ranks of pipes, built by Aeolian-Skinner. 



EXECUTIVE AND ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF 

Efrem Zimbalist Director 

Jay H. Mattis Business Manager 

Harold Henshaw Assistant Business Manager 

Jane Fairfax Hill Registrar 

Helen Hoopes Secretary of Admissions 

Ethel Kingsley Nice Secretary to the Director 

Maud Louise Lytle Secretary to the Business Manager 



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CALENDAR 

1957-1958 

September 23 (Monday) ) _ . . r . 

v Registration or new students 

September 24 (Tuesday) ) 

September 25 (Wednesday) ) r , , , 

^ V Registration of old students 

September 26 (Thursday) j 

September 27 (Friday): First Term opens 

November 28 (Thursday) \ Thanksgiving Vacation 

November 29 (Friday) f 

December 14 (Saturday) through ) _, . TT 

J b \ Christmas Vacation 

January 5 (Sunday) j 

January 6 (Monday): School re-opens 

January 24 (Friday) : First Term ends 

January 27 (Monday): Second Term opens 

April 4 (Friday) through ) „ T , 

r v Jy 6 v Easter Vacation 

April 9 (Wednesday) j 

May 9 (Friday) : Second Term ends 

May 10 (Saturday): Commencement 

Recitals as scheduled 

April-May: Auditions and examinations are held for enrolment of 
new students for the School Year 1958-1959 



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MAIN ENTRANCE 
THE CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC 



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THE 

CURTIS 
INSTITUTE 

OF 

MUSIC 



PHILADELPHIA 



19 5 8 • 19 5 9 




THE 
CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC 




CATALOGUE 

1958-1959 



RITTENHOUSE SQUARE 
PHILADELPHIA 3 • PENNSYLVANIA 



COPYRIGHT 1958, BT 
THE CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC 




EFREM ZIMBALIST, Director 




MARY CURTIS ZIMBALIST 
Founder and President 



THE CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC 

Efrem Zimbalist, Director 



THE CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC was founded in 1924 



To hand down through contemporary masters 
the great traditions of the fast 

To teach students to build on this heritage 
for the future 



The School is operated under a Charter granted by the Common- 
wealth of Pennsylvania and is also included in the list of "Colleges 
and Universities in Pennsylvania approved by the State Council of 
Education for the Granting of Degrees". 

To meet the compulsory educational requirements of the Com- 
monwealth of Pennsylvania, the Institute offers its younger 
students an academic program of elementary and secondary school 
subjects leading to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania pre- 
professional high school diploma. 

The United States Government has duly approved The Curtis 
Institute of Music as an institution of learning for immigrant 
students, in accordance with the Immigration Act of 1924. 

All students, residents of the United States or of a foreign 
country, are accepted under the conditions herein set forth, on 
the scholarship basis exclusively, and pay no tuition fees. 



THE CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC 

RITTENHOUSE SQUARE 
PHILADELPHIA 3 • PENNSYLVANIA 



OFFICERS 

President 
Mary Curtis Zimbalist 

Vice-President 
Curtis Bok 

Secretary 
Cary W. Bok 

Treasurer and Assistant Secretary 
Jay H. Mattis 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 



Mary Curtis Zimbalist 
Curtis Bok 
Cary W. Bok 



Efrem Zimbalist 
Helene Boericke Bok 
Nellie Lee Bok 



Edith Evans Braun 
George P. Orr 
Jay H. Mattis 



THE FACULTY 

Headings in CAPITALS designate major courses; headings in italics, supplementary courses. 



Martial Singher 



VOICE 



Eufemia Giannini Gregory 



Vocal Repertoire 

Leo Rosenek 
Vladimir Sokoloff 



Opera Department 

Herbert Graf, Director 

Elizabeth Westmoreland, Music Director 



Rudolf Serkin 



PIANO 



Lee Luvisi 



Mieczyslaw Horszowski 



Vladimir Sokoloff 
Eleanor Sokoloff 



Piano 



Martha Halbwachs Massena 
Freda Pastor 



ORGAN 

Alexander McCurdy 



HARP and Harp Ensemble 
Carlos Salzedo 



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faculty — Continued 



Efrem Zimbalist 
Toshiya Eto 



VIOLIN 



VIOLA 

Max Aronoff 



Ivan Galamian 
Veda Reynolds 



Leonard Rose 



VIOLONCELLO 



Orlando Cole 



FLUTE 
William Kincaid 



OBOE 

John de Lancie 



CLARINET 
Anthony Gigliotti 



BASSOON 
Sol Schoenbach 



HORN 
Mason Jones 



TRUMPET 
Samuel Krauss 



TROMBONE, TUBA DOUBLE BASS 
Charles Gusikoff Roger Scott 



PERCUSSION 
Fred D. Hinger 



String Ensemble 
Toshiya Eto 



Woodwind Ensemble 
William Kincaid 



Orchestra 
William R. Smith, Conductor 



Chamber Music 
Jascha Brodsky 



Brass Ensemble 
Charles Gusikoff 



ACCOMPANISTS 
Vladimir Sokoloff Martha Halbwachs Mass6na 



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faculty — Continued 

COMPOSITION and THEORY 

Vittorio Giannini 
Constant Vauclain Edith Evans Braun 

Luigi Zaninelli 



Eurhythmies 
Nadia Chilkovsky 



Languages and Diction 

Mary Q. Shumway, A.M., Ph.D. : German 

Rene J. Daudon, A.M.: French 

Sebastiano Di Blasi, A.B.: Italian 

Eufemia Giannini Gregory: Italian Diction 



Great Books 
Adolf D. Klarmann, A.M., Ph.D. 



ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY 
ACADEMIC TUTORING 



Eleanor Fitzpatrick, A.M. 

Louise Motten, A.B., A.M. Marion A. Corwin, A.B. 

Marguerite Pechin, A.M. 



LIBRARY 
Jack L. Gotlobe, Librarian Gordon Mapes, Special Services Librarian 



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ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS 

Application for Audition or Examination 

Students are accepted only after an audition or the examination 
of original compositions submitted. The qualifications for audi- 
tion or examination are given on the following pages. 

The applicant is required to fill out an application form and to 
give in detail all requested information. The application form 
must be accompanied by an official birth certificate (photostat 
is acceptable), physician's certificate of health, and a recent 
small photograph of the applicant. An applicant enrolled as a 
student at another school of music or studying with a private 
teacher will be considered for an audition or examination only 
if the application form is accompanied by written permission 
from the school or teacher. 

Requests for the return by mail of personal property that has 
been submitted with the application form should be accompanied 
by the necessary postage. 

Auditions are scheduled on dates set aside for each subject 
when faculty members are available, and requests for changes 
in appointments cannot be considered. 

School Year 1959-1960 

Auditions and examinations will be held in April-May 1959. 
Everyone requesting auditions should send for application forms 
and state their major subjects. These application forms must 
be completed and returned with the necessary supporting 
documents not later than February 1, 1959. 

All communications should be addressed to 

The Secretary of Admissions 
The Curtis Institute of Music 
Rittenhouse Square 
Philadelphia 3, Pennsylvania 



13 



ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: 

Qualifications for Audition or Examination 



The qualifications for receiving an audition or examination are 
presented here in a general form, allowing the applicant latitude 
in the selection of works to be presented. While the choice of 
composition is important, the manner of performance carries far 
greater weight. 

The final decision as to the suitability of an applicant for ac- 
ceptance rests upon the evidence of talent shown rather than 
upon the degree of advancement already attained. Admission is 
limited to those whose inherent musical gift shows promise 
of development to a point of professional quality. 

Applicants in any subject may be asked to show the degree of 
their attainments in sight-reading. A supplementary knowledge 
of the piano, or other medium, and of the theory of music, 
is desirable. 

The auditors are not obliged to hear all that an applicant may 
have in readiness nor to comply with requests for criticism of 
applicants not accepted. 

Accompanists are provided. 



VOICE 

Applicants shall submit from memory four selections showing 
the character, quality, and personality of voice and singer, of 
which one at least should be in English. They should be chosen 
from the standard operatic and oratorio recitatives and arias; 
German Lieder; Italian songs of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth 
Centuries; French songs (either of the 'Bergerette* type or of 
the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries); English songs of any 
period which have artistic merit. 



14 



ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: 

Qualifications for Audition or Examination, Continued 

Clear diction and accurate pronunciation in one foreign language 
will be considered of higher value than a casual and inaccurate 
use of several. 

Age requirements: Women should be between eighteen and 
twenty-two, men between nineteen and twenty-five. 

PIANO 

Applicants shall play from memory: 1) a prelude and fugue from 
The Well-Tempered Clavichord or a three-part invention of 
Bach; 2) a Mozart sonata (to be chosen from Nos. 283, 309-10-11, 
330-31-32-33, 457, 570, 576 in the Kochel catalogue') or a Beethoven 
sonata, complete; 3) two selections — one slow and one brilliant 
— from the works of Chopin. 

Age requirements: Applicants should be under twenty-one. 

ORGAN 

Applicants shall play from memory: 1) a fugue or prelude and 
fugue or a principal movement from a sonata or symphony; 
2) a trio; 3) a scherzo; 4) a slow movement. 

Applicants shall also play the following at the piano: 1) a study; 
2) a nocturne or other slow movement. 

Age requirements: Applicants should be under twenty-one. 

HARP 

Applicants should possess a thorough knowledge of the funda- 
mental principles of contemporary harp playing. A knowledge 
of piano playing is desirable. Applicants shall submit from 
memory two transcriptions from the classics and two works from 
contemporary literature. 

Age requirements: Applicants should be under twenty-one. 



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ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: 

Qualifications for Audition or Examination, Continued 



VIOLIN 

Applicants under fourteen years of age shall play from mem- 
ory: 1) scales in three octaves and double stops; 2) Kreutzer or 
Rode etudes; 3) a concerto of Mozart, Spohr or Mendelssohn. 

Applicants over fourteen years of age shall play from memory: 

1) all scales in fluent tempo and double stops; 2) a Bach sonata 
for violin alone; 3) etudes by Dont or Paganini; 4) a concerto 
of Mozart, Spohr, Beethoven, Brahms, Paganini, Mendelssohn, 
Vieuxtemps, Wieniawski or Goldmark. 

Age requirements: Applicants should be under twenty-one. 

VIOLA 

Applicants shall play: 1) all major and minor scales and arpeggios; 

2) the Kreutzer violin etudes; 3) the forty-one caprices of 
Campagnoli, Op. 22; 4) a concerto of Handel-Casadesus, Stamitz 
or Mozart. 

Age requirements: Applicants should be under twenty-one. 



VIOLONCELLO 

Applicants shall play from memory: 1) all major and minor 
scales and arpeggios; 2) an etude or a caprice by Franchomme 
or Piatti or Duport; 3) a fast and a slow movement from a Bach 
suite; 4) a concerto from the standard repertoire or a sonata by 
Beethoven or Brahms or a modern composer. 

Age requirements: Applicants should be under twenty-one. 



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ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: 

Qualifications for Audition or Examination, Continued 

DOUBLE BASS 
Applicants shall possess a good ear, sense of rhythm and the 
ability to read at sight. They shall play : 1) all the scales, intervals 
and arpeggios; 2) one movement of a concerto or a sonata. 

Age requirements: Applicants should be under twenty-Qne. 

FLUTE, OBOE, CLARINET, BASSOON, HORN 
Applicants shall possess a good ear, sense of rhythm and tone, 
and the ability to read at sight. They shall demonstrate famil- 
iarity with all major and minor scales and arpeggios, be pre- 
pared to play one movement of a concerto or sonata and be 
able to read an orchestral excerpt. 

Age requirements: Applicants should be under twenty-one. 

TRUMPET, TROMBONE, TUBA 
Applicants shall possess physical aptitude for the chosen instru- 
ment, a good ear, sense of rhythm and the ability to read 
at sight. 

Age requirements: Applicants should be under twenty-one. 

PERCUSSION, TYMPANI 
Applicants shall possess a good ear, sense of rhythm, the ability 
to read at sight and show aptitude for the instruments. 

Age requirements: Applicants should be under twenty-one. 

COMPOSITION 
Applicants shall submit several original compositions. Orchestral 
compositions may be submitted, but are not required. 

Applicants should send their manuscripts by registered mail, 
presenting themselves in person only when so requested. The 
Institute cannot accept responsibility for the return of mate- 
rials sent unless the necessary postage is provided. 



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MINIMUM COURSE REQUIREMENTS 

(Entrance Requirements, pages 1317) 

For the Diploma 

The Diploma is given at the completion of three or more years 
of study in any major course. The candidate must have main- 
tained a high standard of excellence during the entire period 
both in his major and in his supplementary courses. 

The prescribed minimum work to be covered in Theory and sup- 
plementary applied subjects is outlined on the following pages. 

For the Degree Bachelor of Music 

Prerequisite: Completion of 16 units of the required high school 
subjects as outlined by the Department of Public Instruction, 
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. 

The degree is given at the completion of not less than four years 
of study in any major course, with a total of 120 Semester Hours, 
of which 60 are to be in Applied Music including the major, 
30 in Theory and 30 in academic work. The candidate must have 
maintained a high standard of excellence during the entire period 
both in his major and in his supplementary courses. 

The prescribed minimum work to be covered in Theory and sup- 
plementary applied subjects is outlined on the following pages. 
Credit will be given for academic subjects of college grade taken, 
before acceptance or during the period of enrolment, at an 
accredited college or university. 

For the Degree Master of Music 
(Given only in Composition) 

Prerequisite: A Bachelor of Music degree in Composition, 
meeting the requirements of The Curtis Institute of Music. 

The degree is given at the completion of not less than two years 
of graduate study in Composition, with a total of 30 Semester 
Hours. 

The Thesis may consist of an extended original composition for 
full orchestra, for chorus and orchestra or for one or more 
acts of opera. 



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minimum course requirements, Continued 

Supplementary Theoretical Courses 
Courses in Theory may be eliminated by examination. 

For the Diploma 

( Solfege* 
v ) Harmony and Counterpoint: 

0ICB j 1 year 

\ Elements of Music: 1 year 

Piano \ 

Organ j C Solfege* 

Harp f j Harmony and Counterpoint : 

Violin /I 2 years 

Viola 1 ( Elements of Music : 1 year 

Violoncello / 

Double Bass 

Flute 

Obob 

Clarinbt 

B ( j Solfege* 

assoon vi Harmony and Counterpoint : 

Trumpet 

Trombonb 

Tuba 

Percussion 

n f Solfege* 

Composition | Elements of Music: 1 year 

For the Degree Bachelor of Music 

Voicb 

Piano 

Organ 

Harp 

Violin 

Viola 

Violoncbllo [ / Solfege* 

Double Bass \\ Harmony and Counterpoint: 

Flute >< 2 years 

Obob / I Form and Analysis: 1 year 

Clarinbt [ \ Elements of Music: 2 years 

Bassoon 

Horn 

Trumpbt 

Trombonb 

Tuba 

Pbrcussion 

Composition { |°^fnw of Music: 2 years 

*The number of years varies according to requirements. 

Note: The Elements of Music course includes Acoustics, Theory of Harmony, Theory 
of Rhythm, Form, the Greek System, the Modal System, the Constitution of Polyphonic 
Forms, the Rise of Opera and Oratorio, the Flemish Schools, the Italian Schools, the 
German Schools. 



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minimum course requirements, Continued 

Supplementary Applied Subjects 

The following are required both in courses admitting to the 
Diploma and courses admitting to the Bachelor of Music degree, 
and are taken, except as indicated, throughout the entire period. 

Supplementary Piano course may be eliminated by examination. 



Piano: 1 or 2 years 

Diction 

Vocal Repertoire 

* ° 1CB ^ Languages 

Opera Class 
Eurhythmies 
Great Books: 1 year 



Piano J Chamber Music 

) Great Books: 1 year 



Organ J P' ano '■ J °^ 2 y ears 

Great Books: 1 year 



( Piano: 1 or 2 years 

H AR p j Harp Ensemble 

\ Orchestra 

V Great Books: 1 year 



/ Piano: 1 or 2 years 
I Viola: 1 year 

Violin / Chamber Music 

I Orchestra 

^ Great Books: 1 year 



Viola \( ^^l 1 ° K r f 2 y ears 

Violoncello U C hamber Music 

DoublbBass ^chestra 

J \ Great Books: 1 vear 



Obob ) C ^ ano: * y ear 

Clarinet'.: '. '.'.'. '.'.'. '.'. '.'.'. '. '. '. '. '. '.'. '. Y. '. '. \ '. [ '. ,'.[ \ \) Woodwind Ensemble 

Bassoon () ° rches £ a . . 

Horn. . . .M Great Books: 1 y ear 



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minimum course requirements, Continued 



Trumpbt W Piano: 1 year 

Trombone M Brass Ensemble 

Tuba ?"l Orchestra 

Percussion ) ( Great Books : 1 year 

Composition \ Piano: 2 y ears 

I Great Books: 1 year 



Note: Students receive credit toward graduation for public performance and perform- 
ance in Curtis Hall. Original compositions by students majoring in Composition, whether 
performed by themselves or by others, are credited toward graduation. Students are 
permitted to accept professional engagements, in Philadelphia and the vicinity only, 
with the approval of the Director. 



GENERAL INFORMATION 

Students are accepted on the Scholarship basis exclusively, and 
pay no tuition fees. 

Living expenses are the responsibility of the student. 

The School has no dormitories. 

All students are on probation during their entire period of en- 
rolment, and may be dropped at any time for failure to pro- 
gress according to the standards of the Faculty. 

The auditorium, Curtis Hall, where faculty, student and guest 
recitals, school gatherings and Commencement are held, is 
used also for rehearsals and organ practice. In general, lessons, 
classes and rehearsals are scheduled for afternoons; mornings 
are devoted to practice. Designated practice studios are provided 
at the Institute. 



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general information, Continued 

The library of 38,000 items includes among its more impor- 
tant sets the Bach Gesellschaft publications, the collected works 
of Beethoven, Schubert and Schumann as published by Breit- 
kopf, and the complete works of Brahms, Chopin, Handel, 
Lassus, Mozart, Palestrina, Purcell, Schutz and Vittoria; many 
volumes of the Denkmaler deutscher Tonkunst, including the 
Tonkunst in Bayern, a number of volumes of the Denkmaler 
der Tonkunst in Oesterreich, and the works of Monteverdi. 
There are a number of rare manuscripts, first editions and the 
famous Burrell collection of Wagneriana. 

Students are expected to provide their own music for major 
subjects. Music for secondary piano, ensemble and orchestral 
classes is supplied from the school library. 

The school collection of instruments includes string instruments 
of the Italian, French and English Schools, Steinway pianos, 
Lyon and Healy harps, orchestral instruments. The organ in 
Curtis Hall is a five-manual with 98 ranks of pipes, built by 
Aeolian-Skinner. 



EXECUTIVE AND ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF 

Efrem Zimbalist Director 

Jay H. Mattis Business Managir 

Harold Henshaw Assistant Business Manager 

Jane Fairfax Hill Registrar 

Helen Hoopes Secretary of Admissions 

Alice E. Colgan Secretary to the Director 

Maud Louise Lytle Secretary to the Business Manager 



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CALENDAR 
1958-1959 
September 22 (Monday) 



. Registration of new students 
September 23 (Tuesday) j 

September 24 (Wednesday) ) _. . . , . . . 

v Registration or old students 

September 25 (Thursday) j 

September 26 (Friday) First Term opens 

November 27 (Thursday) | Thanksgiving Vacation 

November 28 (Friday) f 

December 10 (Wednesday Evening) Christmas Party 

December 13 (Saturday) ) „, . TT . 

J \ Christmas Vacation 

January 4 (Sunday) j 

January 5 (Monday) School re-opens 

January 23 (Friday) First Term ends 

January 26 (Monday) Second Term begins 

March 27 (Friday ) „ _. . 

' V Easter Vacation 

April 1 (Wednesday) j 

May 8 (Friday) Last day of instruction 

May 9 (Saturday) Commencement 

Recitals as scheduled 

April-May: Auditions and examinations are held for enrolment of 
new students for the School Year 1959-1960 



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MAIN ENTRANCE 
THE CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC 



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THE 

CURTIS 
INSTITUTE 

OF 

MUSIC 



PHILADELPHIA 



1959 • 1960 




THE 
CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC 




CATALOGUE 

1959-1960 



RITTENHOUSE SQUARE 
PHILADELPHIA 3 ■ PENNSYLVANIA 



COPYRIGHT 1959, BY 
THE CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC 




EFREM ZIMBALIST, Director 




MARY CURTIS ZIMBALIST 

Founder and President 



THE CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC 

Efrem Zimbalist, Director 



THE CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC was founded in 1924 

To hand down through contemporary masters 
the great traditions of the past 

To teach students to build on this heritage 
for the future 



The School is operated under a Charter granted by the Common- 
wealth of Pennsylvania and is also included in the list of "Colleges 
and Universities in Pennsylvania approved by the State Council of 
Education for the Granting of Degrees". 

To meet the compulsory educational requirements of the Com- 
monwealth of Pennsylvania, the Institute offers its younger 
students an academic program of elementary and secondary school 
subjects leading to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania pre- 
professional high school diploma. 

The United States Government has duly approved The Curtis 
Institute of Music as an institution of learning for immigrant 
students, in accordance with the Immigration Act of 1924. 

All students, residents of the United States or of a foreign coun- 
try, are accepted under the conditions herein set forth, on the 
scholarship basis exclusively, and pay no tuition fees. 



THE CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC 

RITTENHOUSE SQUARE 
PHILADELPHIA 3 • PENNSYLVANIA 



OFFICERS 

President 
Mary Curtis Zimbalist 

Vice-President 
Curtis Bok 

Secretary 
Cary W. Bok 

Treasurer and Assistant Secretary 
Jay H. Mattis 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 



Mary Curtis Zimbalist 
Curtis Bok 
Cary W. Bok 



Efrem Zimbalist 
Helene Boericke Bok 
Nellie Lee Bok 



Edith Evans Braun 
George P. Orr 
Jay H. Mattis 



The Faculty 

Headings in CAPITALS designate major courses; headings in italics, supplementary courses. 



Martial Singher 



VOICE 



Eufemia Giannini Gregory 



Vocal Repertoire 

Leo Rosenek 
Vladimir Sokoloff 

Opera Department 

Herbert Graf, Director 

Elizabeth Westmoreland, Music Director 



Rudolf Serkin 
Lee Luvisi 



PIANO 



Mieczyslaw Horszowski 
Eleanor Sokoloff 



Vladimir Sokoloff 
Freda Pastor 



Piano 



Martha Halbwachs Massena 
Reiko Eto 



ORGAN 

Alexander McCurdy 



HARP and Harp Ensemble 
Carlos Salzedo 



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faculty — Continued 



Efrem Zimbalist 
Toshiya Eto 



VIOLIN 



VIOLA 

Max Aronoff 



Ivan Galamian 
Veda Reynolds 



Leonard Rose 



VIOLONCELLO 



Orlando Cole 



FLUTE 

William Kincaid 



OBOE 

John de Lancie 



CLARINET 

Anthony Gigliotti 



BASSOON 

Sol Schoenbach 



HORN 

Mason Jones 



TRUMPET 

Samuel Krauss 



TROMBONE, TUBA DOUBLE BASS 
Charles Gusikoff Roger Scott 



PERCUSSION 
Fred D. Hinger 



String Ensemble 
Toshiya Eto 



Orchestra 
William Smith, Conductor 



Woodwind Ensemble 
William Kincaid 



Chamber Music 
Jascha Brodsky 



Brass Ensemble 
Charles Gusikoff 



Vladimir Sokoloff 



ACCOMPANISTS 



Reiko Eto 



Martha Halbwachs Massena 



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f ac u lt y — Continued 

COMPOSITION and THEORY 

Vittorio Giannini Constant Vauclain 

Edith Evans Braun Matthew Colucci 



Eurhythmies 
Nadia Chilkovsky 



Languages and Diction 

Mary Q. Shumway, A.M., Ph.D.: German 

Marguerite Pechin, A.M. : French 

Rene J. Daudon, A.M.: French Diction 

Sebastiano Di Blasi, A.B.: Italian 

Eufemia Giannini Gregory: Italian Diction 



Great Books 
Adolf D. Klarmann, A.M., Ph.D. 



ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY 
ACADEMIC TUTORING 

Eleanor Fitzpatrick, A.M. 

Katharine Hadley, A.B. Marion A. Corwin, A.B. 

Marguerite Pechin, A.M. 



LIBRARY 
Jack L. Gotlobe, Librarian Gordon Mapes, Special Services Librarian 



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ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS 

Application for Audition or Examination 

Students are accepted only after an audition or the examination 
of original compositions submitted. The qualifications for audi- 
tion or examination are given on the following pages. 

The applicant is required to fill out an application form and to 
give in detail all requested information. The application form 
must be accompanied by an official birth certificate (photostat 
is acceptable), physician's certificate of health, and a recent 
small photograph of the applicant. An applicant enrolled as a 
student at another school of music or studying with a private 
teacher will be considered for an audition or examination only 
if the application form is accompanied by written permission 
from the school or teacher. 

Requests for the return by mail of personal property that has 
been submitted with the application form should be accompanied 
by the necessary postage. 

Auditions are scheduled on dates set aside for each subject 
when faculty members are available, and requests for changes 
in appointments cannot be considered. 

School Year 1960-1961 

Auditions and examinations will be held in April-May I960. 
Everyone requesting auditions should send for application forms 
and state their major subjects. These application forms must 
be completed and returned with the necessary supporting docu- 
ments not later than February 1, 1960. 

All communications should be addressed to 

The Secretary of Admissions 
The Curtis Institute of Music 
Rittenhouse Square 
Philadelphia 3, Pennsylvania 



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entrance requirements — Continued 
Qualifications for Audition or Examination 

The qualifications for receiving an audition or examination are 
presented here in a general form, allowing the applicant latitude 
in the selection of works to be presented. While the choice of 
composition is important, the manner of performance carries far 
greater weight. 

The final decision as to the suitability of an applicant for ac- 
ceptance rests upon the evidence of talent shown rather than 
upon the degree of advancement already attained. Admission is 
limited to those whose inherent musical gift shows promise 
of development to a point of professional quality. 

Applicants in any subject may be asked to show the degree of 
their attainments in sight-reading. A supplementary knowledge 
of the piano, or other medium, and of the theory of music, 
is desirable. 

The auditors are not obliged to hear all that an applicant may 
have in readiness nor to comply with requests for criticism of 
applicants not accepted. 

Accompanists are provided. 



VOICE 

Applicants shall submit from memory four selections showing 
the character, quality, and personality of voice and singer, of 
which one at least should be in English. They should be chosen 
from the standard operatic and oratorio recitatives and arias; 
German Lieder; Italian songs of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth 
Centuries; French songs (either of the 'Bergerette' type or of 
the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries); English songs of any 
period which have artistic merit. 



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entrance requirements — Continued 
Qualifications for Audition or Examination 

Clear diction and accurate pronunciation in one foreign language 
will be considered of higher value than a casual and inaccurate 
use of several. 

Age requirement: Women should be between eighteen and twenty- 
two, men between nineteen and twenty-five. 

PIANO 

Applicants shall play from memory: 1) a prelude and fugue from 
The Well-Tempered Clavichord or a three-part invention of 
Bach; 2) a Mozart sonata (to be chosen from Nos. 283, 309-10-11, 
330-31-32-33, 457, 570, 576 in the Kochel catalogue) or a Beethoven 
sonata, complete; 3) two selections — one slow and one brilliant 
— from the works of Chopin. 

Age requirement: Applicants should be under twenty-one. 

ORGAN 

Applicants shall play from memory: 1) a fugue or prelude and 
fugue or a principal movement from a sonata or symphony; 
2) a trio; 3) a scherzo; 4) a slow movement. 

Applicants shall also play the following at the piano: 1) a study; 
2) a nocturne or other slow movement. 

Age requirement: Applicants should be under twenty-one. 

HARP 

Applicants should possess a thorough knowledge of the funda- 
mental principles of contemporary harp playing. A knowledge 
of piano playing is desirable. Applicants shall submit from 
memory two transcriptions from the classics and two works from 
contemporary literature. 

Age requirement: Applicants should be under twenty-one. 



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entrance requirements — Continued 
Qualifications for Audition or Examination 

VIOLIN 

Applicants under fourteen years of age shall play from mem- 
ory: 1) scales in three octaves and double stops; 2) Kreutzer or 
Rode etudes; 3) a concerto of Mozart, Spohr or Mendelssohn. 

Applicants over fourteen years of age shall play from memory: 
1) all scales in fluent tempo and double stops; 2) a Bach sonata 
for violin alone; 3) etudes by Dont or Paganini; 4) a concerto 
of Mozart, Spohr, Beethoven, Brahms, Paganini, Mendelssohn, 
Vieuxtemps, Wieniawski or Goldmark. 

Age requirement: Applicants should be under twenty-one. 



VIOLA 

Applicants shall play: 1) all major and minor scales and arpeg- 
gios; 2) the Kreutzer violin etudes; 3) the forty-one caprices of 
Campagnoli, Op. 22; 4) a concerto of Handel-Casadesus, Stamitz 
or Mozart. 

Age requirement: Applicants should be under twenty-one. 



VIOLONCELLO 

Applicants shall play from memory: 1) all major and minor 
scales and arpeggios; 2) an etude or a caprice by Franchomme 
or Piatti or Duport; 3) a fast and a slow movement from a Bach 
suite; 4) a concerto from the standard repertoire or a sonata by 
Beethoven or Brahms or a modern composer. 

Age requirement: Applicants should be under twenty-one. 



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entrance requirements — Continued 
Qualifications for Audition or Examination 

DOUBLE BASS 
Applicants should possess a good ear, sense of rhythm and the 
ability to read at sight. They shall play: 1) all the scales, inter- 
vals and arpeggios; 2) one movement of a concerto or a sonata. 

Age requirement: Applicants should be under twenty-one. 

FLUTE, OBOE, CLARINET, BASSOON, HORN 

Applicants should possess a good ear, sense of rhythm and 
tone, and the ability to read at sight. They shall demonstrate 
familiarity with all major and minor scales and arpeggios, be 
prepared to play one movement of a concerto or sonata and be 
able to read an orchestral excerpt. 

Age requirement: Applicants should be under twenty-one. 

TRUMPET, TROMBONE, TUBA 

Applicants should possess physical aptitude for the chosen in- 
strument, a good ear, sense of rhythm and the ability to read 
at sight. 

Age requirement: Applicants should be under twenty-one. 

PERCUSSION, TYMPANI 

Applicants should possess a good ear, sense of rhythm, the 
ability to read at sight and show aptitude for the instruments. 

Age requirement: Applicants should be under twenty-one. 

COMPOSITION 

Applicants shall submit several original compositions. Orchestral 
compositions may be submitted, but are not required. 

Applicants should send their manuscripts by registered mail, 
presenting themselves in person only when so requested. The 
Institute cannot accept responsibility for the return of mate- 
rials sent unless the necessary postage is provided. 



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MINIMUM COURSE REQUIREMENTS 

(Entrance Requirements, pages 13-17) 

For the Diploma 

The Diploma is given at the completion of three or more years 
of study in any major course. The candidate must have main- 
tained a high standard of excellence during the entire period 
both in his major and in his supplementary courses. 

The prescribed minimum work to be covered in Theory and sup- 
plementary applied subjects is outlined on the following pages. 

For the Degree Bachelor of Music 

Prerequisite: Completion of 16 units of the required high school 
subjects as outlined by the Department of Public Instruction, 
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. 

The degree is given at the completion of not less than four years 
of study in any major course, with a total of 120 Semester Hours, 
of which 60 are to be in Applied Music including the major, 
30 in Theory and 30 in academic work. The candidate must have 
maintained a high standard of excellence during the entire period 
both in his major and in his supplementary courses. 

The prescribed minimum work to be covered in Theory and sup- 
plementary applied subjects is outlined on the following pages. 
The Institute will give credit for academic subjects completed 
at an accredited college or university, earned either before 
admission or during the period of enrolment. 

For the Degree Master of Music 
(Given only in Composition) 

Prerequisite: A Bachelor of Music degree in Composition, meet- 
ing the requirements of The Curtis Institute of Music. 

The degree is given at the completion of not less than two years 
of graduate study in Composition, with a total of 30 Semester 
Hours. 

The Thesis may consist of an extended original composition for 
full orchestra, for chorus and orchestra or for one or more 
acts of opera. 



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minimum course requirements — Continued 

Supplementary Theoretical Courses 
Courses in Theory may be eliminated by examination. 

For the Diploma 

{Solfege: 2 years 
Harmony and Counterpoint: 
1 year 
Elements of Music: 1 year 

Piano \ 

Organ j / Solfege : 2 years 

Harp \j Harmony and Counterpoint: 

Violin ?"S 2 years 

Viola \\ Elements of Music: 1 year 

Violoncello ) 

Double Bass 

Flute 

Oboe 

Clarinet 

Bassoon ( / ^Kege : 2 >' e f 1 

ii > < Harmony and Counterpoint: 

Trumpet V 

Trombone 

Tuba 

Percussion 

,- f Solfege: 2 years 

Composition ■< C1 b 3 , x , • . 

I. hlements or Music: 1 year 

For the Degree Bachelor of Music 

Voice 

Piano 

Organ 

Harp 

Violin 

Viola 

Violoncello [ / Solfege: 2 or 3 years 

Double Bass V I Harmony and Counterpoint: 

Flute ^< 2 years 

Oboe / I Form and Analysis: 1 year 

Clarinet [ V Elements of Music: 2 years 

Bassoon 

Horn 

Trumpet 

Trombone 

Tuba 

Percussion 

n f Solfeee: 2 or 3 years 

Composition < c , _° . t \* • i 

{ hlements of Music: 2 years 

Note: The Elements of Music course includes Acoustics, Theory of Harmony, Theory 
of Rhythm, Form, the Greek System, the Modal System, the Constitution of Polyphonic 
Forms, the Rise of Opera and Oratorio, the Flemish Schools, the Italian Schools, the 
German Schools. 



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minimum course requirements — Continued 

Supplementary Applied Subjects 

The following are required both in courses admitting to the 
Diploma and courses admitting to the Bachelor of Music degree, 
and are taken, except as indicated, throughout the entire period. 

Supplementary Piano course may be eliminated by examination. 



Piano: 1 or 2 years 

Diction 

Vocal Repertoire 

V OICE < Languages 

Opera Class 
Eurhythmies 
Great Books: 1 year 



Piano. | Chamber Music 

Great Books: 1 year 



Organ .... ..\ Piano : 1 or 2 years 

Great Books: 1 year 



( Piano: 1 or 2 years 

Harp ) Harp Ensemble 

I Orchestra 

v Great Books: 1 year 



(Piano: 1 or 2 years 
Viola: 1 year 



Violin.. ■•< Chamber Music 

Orchestra 
Great Books: 1 year 



I 



tt ( Piano: 1 or 2 years 

tt ' ' ! J Chamber Music 

V ioloncello > < n , 

Double Bass I / „ „ , , 

' v Lrreat Books: 1 year 



TLUTE \ D . 

j-. J / Piano: 1 year 

CLrRiNET. :::::::::::::::::;::;::;:;;; ;;::U woodwind Ensemble 

Bassoon () Orchestra 

Horn . M Great Books: 1 year 



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minimum course requirements — Continued 



Trumpet \ C Piano : 1 year 

Trombone w Brass Ensemble 

Tuba if Orchestra 

Percussion / v Great Books : 1 year 

Composition \ pian ° : 2 years 

Great Books: 1 year 



Note: Students receive credit toward graduation for public performance and perform- 
ance in Curtis Hall. Original compositions by students majoring in Composition, whether 
performed by themselves or by others, are credited toward graduation. Students are 
permitted to accept professional engagements, in Philadelphia and the vicinity only, 
with the approval of the Director. 



GENERAL INFORMATION 

Students are accepted on the Scholarship basis exclusively, and 
pay no tuition fees. 

Living expenses are the responsibility of the student. 

The School has no dormitories. 

All students are on probation during their entire period of en- 
rolment, and may be dropped at any time for failure to progress 
according to the standards of the Faculty. 

The auditorium, Curtis Hall, where faculty, student and guest 
recitals, school gatherings and Commencement are held, is 
used also for rehearsals and organ practice. In general, lessons, 
classes and rehearsals are scheduled for afternoons; mornings 
are devoted to practice. Designated practice studios are provided 
at the Institute. 



21 



general information — Continued 

The library of 38,000 items includes among its more important 
sets the Bach Gesellschaft publications, the collected works 
of Beethoven, Schubert and Schumann as published by Breit- 
kopf, and the complete works of Brahms, Chopin, Handel, 
Lassus, Mozart, Palestrina, Purcell, Schutz and Vittoria; many 
volumes of the Denkmaler deutscher Tonkunst, including the 
Tonkunst in Bayern, a number of volumes of the Denkmaler 
der Tonkunst in Oesterreich, and the works of Monteverdi. 
There are a number of rare manuscripts, first editions and the 
famous Burrell collection of Wagneriana. 

Students are expected to provide their own music for major 
subjects. Music for secondary piano, ensemble and orchestral 
classes is supplied from the school library. 

The school collection of instruments includes string instruments 
of the Italian, French and English Schools, Steinway pianos, 
Lyon and Healy harps, orchestral instruments. The organ in 
Curtis Hall is a five-manual with 98 ranks of pipes, built by 
Aeolian-Skinner. 



EXECUTIVE AND ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF 

Efrem Zimbalist Director 

Jay H. Mattis Business Manager 

Harold Henshaw Assistant Business Manager 

Jane Fairfax Hill Registrar 

Helen Hoopes Secretary of Admissions 

Muriel Begley Secretary to the Director 

Maud Louise Lytle Secretary to the Business Manager 



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CALENDAR 
1959-1960 



September 28 (Monday) 
September 29 (Tuesday) 



V Registration of new students 



September 30 (Wednesday) ) _. . . . , , 

V Registration or old students 

October 1 (Thursday) J 

October 2 (Friday) First Term opens 

November 26 (Thursday) ) „,. , . . TT 

V lhanksgiving Vacation 

November 27 (Friday) J 

December 9 (Wednesday Evening) Christmas Party 

December 12 (Saturday) ) „, . 

.Christmas Vacation 



) 



January 3 (Sunday) 

January 4 (Monday) School re-opens 

January 29 (Friday) First Term ends 

February 1 (Monday) Second Term begins 

April 15 (Friday) ) „ T7 . . 

V haster Vacation 

April 20 (Wednesday) J 

May 13 (Friday) Last day of instruction 

May 14 (Saturday) Commencement 

Recitals as scheduled 

April-May: Auditions and examinations are held for enrolment of 
new students for the School Year 1960-1961 



23 




MAIN ENTRANCE 
THE CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC 



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THE 

CURTIS 
INSTITUTE 

OF 

MUSIC 



PHILADELPHIA 



I960 . 1961 




THE 
CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC 




CATALOGUE 

1960-1961 



RITTENHOUSE SQUARE 
PHILADELPHIA 3 • PENNSYLVANIA 



COPYRIGHT I960, BY 
THE CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC 




EFREM ZIMBALIST, Director 




MARY CURTIS ZIMBALIST 

Founder and President 



THE CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC 

Efrem Zimbalist, Director 



THE CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC was founded in 1924 

To hand down through contemporary masters 
the great traditions of the past 

To teach students to build on this heritage 
for the future 

The School is operated under a Charter granted by the Common- 
wealth of Pennsylvania and is also included in the list of "Colleges 
and Universities in Pennsylvania approved by the State Council of 
Education for the Granting of Degrees". 

To meet the compulsory educational requirements of the Com- 
monwealth of Pennsylvania, the Institute offers its younger 
students an academic program of elementary and secondary school 
subjects leading to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania pre- 
professional high school diploma. 

The United States Government has duly approved The Curtis 
Institute of Music as an institution of learning for immigrant 
students, in accordance with the Immigration Act of 1924. 

All students, residents of the United States or of a foreign coun- 
try, are accepted under the conditions herein set forth, on the 
scholarship basis exclusively, and pay no tuition fees. 



THE CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC 

RITTENHOUSE SQUARE 
PHILADELPHIA 3 • PENNSYLVANIA 



OFFICERS 

President 
Mary Curtis Zimbalist 

Vice-President 
Curtis Bok 

Secretary 
Cary W. Bok 

Treasurer and Assistant Secretary 
Jay H. Mattis 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 



Mary Curtis Zimbalist 
Curtis Bok 
Cary W. Bok 



Efrem Zimbalist 
Helene Boericke Bok 
Nellie Lee Bok 



Edith Evans Braun 
George P. Orr 
Jay H. Mattis 



The Faculty 

Headings in CAPITALS designate major courses; headings in italics, supplementary courses. 

VOICE 

Martial Singher Eufemia Giannini Gregory 

Vocal Repertoire 

Leo Rosenek 
Vladimir Sokoloff 

Opera Department 

Martial Singher, Director 

Elizabeth Westmoreland, Music Director 



PIANO 

Rudolf Serkin Mieczyslaw Horszowski 

Lee Luvisi Eleanor Sokoloff 

Piano 
Vladimir Sokoloff Martha Halbwachs Massena 

Freda Pastor 



ORGAN 

Alexander McCurdy 



HARP and Harp Ensemble 
Carlos Salzedo 

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faculty — Continued 



Efrem Zimbalist 
Toshiya Eto 



VIOLIN 



VIOLA 

Max Aronoff 



Ivan Galamian 
Veda Reynolds 



Leonard Rose 



VIOLONCELLO 



Orlando Cole 



FLUTE 

William Kincaid 



OBOE 

John de Lancie 



CLARINET 

Anthony Gigliotti 



BASSOON 

Sol Schoenbach 



HORN 

Mason Jones 



TRUMPET 

Samuel Krauss 



TROMBONE, TUBA DOUBLE BASS 
Charles Gusikoff 



Roger Scott 



PERCUSSION 
Fred D. Hinger 



String Ensemble 
Toshiya Eto 



Orchestra 
William Smith, Conductor 



Woodivind Ensemble 
William Kincaid 



Chamber Music 
Jascha Brodsky 



Brass Ensemble 
Charles Gusikoff 



ACCOMPANISTS 

Vladimir Sokoloff Martha Halbwachs Massena 



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faculty — Continued 

COMPOSITION and THEORY 

Constant Vauclain 
Edith Evans Braun Matthew Colucci 



Eurhythmies 
Nadia Chilkovsky 



Languages and Diction 

Mary Q. Shumway, A.M., Ph.D.: German 

Marguerite Pechin, A.M. : French 

Rene J. Daudon, A.M.: French Diction 

Sebastiano Di Blasi, A.B.: Italian 

Eufemia Giannini Gregory: Italian Diction 



Great Books 
Adolf D. Klarmann, A.M., Ph.D. 



ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY 
ACADEMIC TUTORING 

Eleanor Fitzpatrick, A.M. 

Katharine Hadley, A.B. Marion A. Corwin, A.B. 

Marguerite Pechin, A.M. 



LIBRARY 
Jack L. Gotlobe, Librarian Gordon Mapes, Special Services Librarian 



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ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS 

Application for Audition or Examination 

Students are accepted only after an audition or the examination 
of original compositions submitted. The qualifications for audi- 
tion or examination are given on the following pages. 

The applicant is required to fill out an application form and to 
give in detail all requested information. The application form 
must be accompanied by an official birth certificate (photostat 
is acceptable), physician's certificate of health, and a recent 
small photograph of the applicant. An applicant enrolled as a 
student at another school of music or studying with a private 
teacher will be considered for an audition or examination only 
if the application form is accompanied by written permission 
from the school or teacher. 

Requests for the return by mail of personal property that has 
been submitted with the application form should be accompanied 
by the necessary postage. 

Auditions are scheduled on dates set aside for each subject 
when faculty members are available, and requests for changes 
in appointments cannot be considered. 

School Year 1961-1962 

Auditions and examinations will be held in April-May 1961. 
Everyone requesting auditions should send for application forms 
and state their major subjects. These application forms must 
be completed and returned with the necessary supporting docu- 
ments not later than February 1, 1961. 

All communications should be addressed to 

The Secretary of Admissions 
The Curtis Institute of Music 
Rittenhouse Square 
Philadelphia 3, Pennsylvania 



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entrance requirements — Continued 
Qualifications for Audition or Examination 

The qualifications for receiving an audition or examination are 
presented here in a general form, allowing the applicant latitude 
in the selection of works to be presented. While the choice of 
composition is important, the manner of performance carries far 
greater weight. 

The final decision as to the suitability of an applicant for ac- 
ceptance rests upon the evidence of talent shown rather than 
upon the degree of advancement already attained. Admission is 
limited to those whose inherent musical gift shows promise 
of development to a point of professional quality. 

Applicants in any subject may be asked to show the degree of 
their attainments in sight-reading. A supplementary knowledge 
of the piano, or other medium, and of the theory of music, 
is desirable. 

The auditors are not obliged to hear all that an applicant may 
have in readiness nor to comply with requests for criticism of 
applicants not accepted. 



VOICE 

Applicants shall submit from memory four selections showing 
the character, quality, and personality of voice and singer, of 
which one at least should be in English. They should be chosen 
from the standard operatic and oratorio recitatives and arias; 
German Lieder; Italian songs of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth 
Centuries; French songs (either of the 'Bergerette' type or of 
the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries); English songs of any 
period which have artistic merit. 



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entrance requirements — Continued 
Qualifications for Audition or Examination 

Clear diction and accurate pronunciation in one foreign language 
will be considered of higher value than a casual and inaccurate 
use of several. 

Age requirement: Women should be between eighteen and twenty- 
two, men between nineteen and twenty-five. 

PIANO 

Applicants shall play from memory: 1) a prelude and fugue from 
The Well-Tempered Clavichord or a three-part invention of 
Bach; 2) a Mozart sonata (to be chosen from Nos. 283, 309-10-11, 
330-31-32-33, 457, 570, 576 in the Kbchel catalogue) or a Beethoven 
sonata, complete; 3) two selections — one slow and one brilliant 
— from the works of Chopin. 

Age requirement: Applicants should be under twenty-one. 

ORGAN 

Applicants shall play from memory: 1) a fugue or prelude and 
fugue or a principal movement from a sonata or symphony; 
2) a trio; 3) a scherzo; 4) a slow movement. 

Applicants shall also play the following at the piano: 1) a study; 
2) a nocturne or other slow movement. 

Age requirement: Applicants should be under twenty-one. 

HARP 

Applicants should possess a thorough knowledge of the funda- 
mental principles of contemporary harp playing. A knowledge 
of piano playing is desirable. Applicants shall submit from 
memory two transcriptions from the classics and two works from 
contemporary literature. 

Age requirement: Applicants should be under twenty-one. 



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entrance requirements — Continued 
Qualifications for Audition or Examination 

VIOLIN 

Applicants under fourteen years of age shall play from mem- 
ory: 1) scales in three octaves and double stops; 2) Kreutzer or 
Rode etudes; 3) a concerto of Mozart, Spohr or Mendelssohn. 

Applicants over fourteen years of age shall play from memory: 
1) all scales in fluent tempo and double stops; 2) a Bach sonata 
for violin alone; 3) etudes by Dont or Paganini; 4) a concerto 
of Mozart, Spohr, Beethoven, Brahms, Paganini, Mendelssohn, 
Vieuxtemps, Wieniawski or Goldmark. 

Age requirement: Applicants should be under twenty-one. 



VIOLA 

Applicants shall play: 1) all major and minor scales and arpeg- 
gios; 2) the Kreutzer violin etudes; 3) the forty-one caprices of 
Campagnoli, Op. 22; 4) a concerto of Handel-Casadesus, Stamitz 
or Mozart. 

Age requirement: Applicants should be under twenty-one. 



VIOLONCELLO 

Applicants shall play from memory: 1) all major and minor 
scales and arpeggios; 2) an etude or a caprice by Franchomme 
or Piatti or Duport; 3) a fast and a slow movement from a Bach 
suite; 4) a concerto from the standard repertoire or a sonata by 
Beethoven or Brahms or a modern composer. 

Age requirement: Applicants should be under twenty-one. 



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entrance requirements — Continued 
Qualifications for Audition or Examination 

DOUBLE BASS 
Applicants should possess a good ear, sense of rhythm and the 
ability to read at sight. They shall play: 1) all the scales, inter- 
vals and arpeggios; 2) one movement of a concerto or a sonata. 

Age requirement: Applicants should be under twenty-one. 

FLUTE, OBOE, CLARINET, BASSOON, HORN 
Applicants should possess a good ear, sense of rhythm and 
tone, and the ability to read at sight. They shall demonstrate 
familiarity with all major and minor scales and arpeggios, be 
prepared to play one movement of a concerto or sonata and be 
able to read an orchestral excerpt. 

Age requirement: Applicants should be under twenty-one. 

TRUMPET, TROMBONE, TUBA 
Applicants should possess physical aptitude for the chosen in- 
strument, a good ear, sense of rhythm and the ability to read 
at sight. 

Age requirement: Applicants should be under twenty-one. 

PERCUSSION, TYMPANI 
Applicants should possess a good ear, sense of rhythm, the 
ability to read at sight and show aptitude for the instruments. 

Age requirement: Applicants should be under twenty-one. 

COMPOSITION 

Applicants shall submit several original compositions. Orchestral 
compositions may be submitted, but are not required. 

Applicants should send their manuscripts by registered mail, 
presenting themselves in person only when so requested. The 
Institute cannot accept responsibility for the return of mate- 
rials sent unless the necessary postage is provided. 

Age requirement: Applicants should be under twenty-five. 



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MINIMUM COURSE REQUIREMENTS 

(Entrance Requirements, pages 13-17) 

For the Diploma 

The Diploma is given at the completion of three or more years 
of study in any major course. The candidate must have main- 
tained a high standard of excellence during the entire period 
both in his major and in his supplementary courses. 

The prescribed minimum work to be covered in Theory and sup- 
plementary applied subjects is outlined on the following pages. 

For the Degree Bachelor of Music 

Prerequisite: Completion of 16 units of the required high school 
subjects as outlined by the Department of Public Instruction, 
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. 

The degree is given at the completion of not less than four years 
of study in any major course, with a total of 120 Semester Hours, 
of which 60 are to be in Applied Music including the major, 
30 in Theory and 30 in academic work. The candidate must have 
maintained a high standard of excellence during the entire period 
both in his major and in his supplementary courses. 

The prescribed minimum work to be covered in Theory and sup- 
plementary applied subjects is outlined on the following pages. 
The Institute will give credit for academic subjects completed 
at an accredited college or university, earned either before 
admission or during the period of enrolment. 

For the Degree Master of Music 
(Given only in Composition) 

Prerequisite: A Bachelor of Music degree in Composition, meet- 
ing the requirements of The Curtis Institute of Music. 

The degree is given at the completion of not less than two years 
of graduate study in Composition, with a total of 30 Semester 
Hours. 

The Thesis may consist of an extended original composition for 
full orchestra, for chorus and orchestra or for one or more 
acts of opera. 



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minimum course requirements — Continued 



Supplementary Theoretical Courses 
Courses in Theory may be eliminated by examination. 

For the Diploma 

( Solfege : 2 years 

j Harmony and Counterpoint: 

VoiCE S 1 year 

(, Elements of Music: 1 year 

Piano \ 

Organ I ( Solfege: 2 years 

Harp w Harmony and Counterpoint: 

Violin () 2 years 

V IO la \v Elements of Music: 1 year 

Violoncello J 

Double Bass 

Flute 

Oboe 

Clarinet r Solfege : 2 years 

Bassoon \ J Harmony and Counterpoint: 

Horn ( (^ ! year 

Trumpet 

Trombone 

Tuba 

Percussion ' ( Theory requirements to de- 

) pend on placement examina- 

Composition J tions. 

V Elements of Music: 1 year 

For the Degree Bachelor of Music 

Voice 

Piano 

Organ 

Harp 

Violin 

Viola 

Violoncello [ / Solfege: 2 or 3 years 

Double Bass \) Harmony and Counterpoint: 

Flute )< 2 y ears , , 

Oboe I I Form and Analysis: 1 year 

Clarinet^ I ^ Elements of Music: 2 years 

Bassoon 

Horn 

Trumpet 

Trombone 

Tuba 

Percussion ' ( Theory requirements to de- 

) pend on placement examina- 
Composition J tions. 

' Elements of Music: 2 years 

Note: The Elements of Music course includes Acoustics, Theory of Harmony, Theory 
of Rhythm, Form, the Greek System, the Modal System, the Constitution of Polyphonic 
Forms, the Rise of Opera and Oratorio, the Flemish Schools, the Italian Schools, the 
German Schools. 



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minimum course requirements — Continued 

Supplementary Applied Subjects 

The following are required both in courses admitting to the 
Diploma and courses admitting to the Bachelor of Music degree, 
and are taken, except as indicated, throughout the entire period. 

Supplementary Piano course may be eliminated by examination. 



Piano: 1 or 2 years 

Diction 

Vocal Repertoire 

Voice / Languages 

Opera Class 
Eurhythmies 
Great Books: 1 year 



p IANO j Chamber Music 

( Great Books: 1 year 



Organ j Piano: 1 or 2 y ears 

Great Books: 1 year 



{Piano: 1 or 2 years 
Harp Ensemble 
Orchestra 
Great Books: 1 year 



/ Piano: 1 or 2 years 

1 Viola: 1 year 

Violin J Chamber Music 

i Orchestra 

V Great Books: 1 year 



Y , ( Piano: 1 or 2 years 

T T " I ) Chamber Music 

Violoncello >< ^. , 

r>. D (J Orchestra 

Double Bass J I r* d i i 

J \ Great Books: 1 year 



Flute \ 

q \ ( Piano : 1 year 

n "■' \ ) Woodwind Ensemble 

Clarinet >< ^ , 

R /J Orchestra 

j, )' Great Books: 1 year 



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minimum course requirements — Continued 



Trumpet W Piano: 1 year 

Trombone W Brass Ensemble 

Tuba ( J Orchestra 

Percussion / V Great Books : 1 year 

Composition \ Piano: 2 years 

I Great Books : 1 year 



Note: Students receive credit toward graduation for public performance and perform- 
ance in Curtis Hall. Original compositions by students majoring in Composition, whether 
performed by themselves or by others, are credited toward graduation. Students are 
permitted to accept professional engagements, in Philadelphia and the vicinity only, 
with the approval of the Director. 



GENERAL INFORMATION 

Students are accepted on the Scholarship basis exclusively, and 
pay no tuition fees. 

Living expenses are the responsibility of the student. 

The School has no dormitories. 

All students are on probation during their entire period of en- 
rolment, and may be dropped at any time for failure to progress 
according to the standards of the Faculty. 

The auditorium, Curtis Hall, where faculty, student and guest 
recitals, school gatherings and Commencement are held, is 
used also for rehearsals and organ practice. In general, lessons, 
classes and rehearsals are scheduled for afternoons; mornings 
are devoted to practice. Designated practice studios are provided 
at the Institute. 



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general information — Continued 

The library of 38,000 items includes among its more important 
sets the Bach Gesellschaft publications, the collected works 
of Beethoven, Schubert and Schumann as published by Breit- 
kopf, and the complete works of Brahms, Chopin, Handel, 
Lassus, Mozart, Palestrina, Purcell, Schiitz and Vittoria; many 
volumes of the Denkmaler deutscher Tonkunst, including the 
Tonkunst in Bayern, a number of volumes of the Denkmaler 
der Tonkunst in Oesterreich, and the works of Monteverdi. 
There are a number of rare manuscripts, first editions and the 
famous Burrell collection of Wagneriana. 

Students are expected to provide their own music for major 
subjects. Music for secondary piano, ensemble and orchestral 
classes is supplied from the school library. 

The school collection of instruments includes string instruments 
of the Italian, French and English Schools, Steinway pianos, 
Lyon and Healy harps, orchestral instruments. The organ in 
Curtis Hall is a five-manual with 98 ranks of pipes, built by 
Aeolian-Skinner. 



EXECUTIVE AND ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF 

Efrem Zimbalist Director 

Jay H. Mattis Business Manager 

Harold Henshaw Assistant Business Manager 

Jane Fairfax Hill Registrar 

Ruth P. Gardner Secretary to the Director and of Admissions 

Maud Louise Lytle Secretary to the Business Manager 



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CALENDAR 
1960-1961 



v Registration of new students 

Registration of old students 



September 26 (Monday) 
September 27 (Tuesday) 

September 28 (Wednesday) 
September 29 (Thursday) 

September 30 (Friday) First Term opens 

November 24 (Thursday) j _ 



anksgiving Vacation 
November 25 (Friday) 

December 9 (Friday Evening) Christmas Party 

December 17 (Saturday) ) „. . T , 

' v Christmas Vacation 

January 8 (Sunday) j 

January 9 (Monday) School re-opens 

January 27 (Friday) First Term ends 

January 30 (Monday). Second Term begins 

March 31 (Friday) ) „ _ 7 . 

' V Faster Vacation 

April 5 (Wednesday) j 

May 12 (Friday) Last day of instruction 

May 13 (Saturday) Commencement 

Recitals as scheduled 

April-May: Auditions and examinations are held for enrolment of 
new students for the School Year 1961-1962 



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MAIN ENTRANCE 
THE CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC 



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THE 

CURTIS 
INSTITUTE 

OF 

MUSIC 



PHILADELPHIA 



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THE 
CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC 




CATALOGUE 

1961-1962 



RITTENHOUSE SQUARE 
PHILADELPHIA 3 • PENNSYLVANIA 



COPYRIGHT 1961, BY 
THE CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC 




EFREM ZIMBALIST, Director 




MARY CURTIS ZIMBALIST 

Founder and President 



THE CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC 

Efrem Zimbalist, Director 



THE CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC was founded in 1924 

To hand down through contemporary masters 
the great traditions of the past 

To teach students to build on this heritage 
for the future 

The School is operated under a Charter granted by the Common- 
wealth of Pennsylvania and is also included in the list of "Colleges 
and Universities in Pennsylvania approved by the State Council of 
Education for the Granting of Degrees". 

To meet the compulsory educational requirements of the Com- 
monwealth of Pennsylvania, the Institute offers its younger 
students an academic program of elementary and secondary school 
subjects leading to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania pre- 
professional high school diploma. 

The United States Government has duly approved The Curtis 
Institute of Music as an institution of learning for the attend- 
ance of nonimmigrant students, under the Immigration and Na- 
tionality Act. 

All students, residents of the United States or of a foreign coun- 
try, are accepted under the conditions herein set forth, on the 
scholarship basis exclusively, and pay no tuition fees. 



THE CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC 

RITTENHOUSE SQUARE 
PHILADELPHIA 3 • PENNSYLVANIA 



OFFICERS 

President 
Mary Curtis Zimbalist 

Vice-Pesident 
Curtis Bok 

Secretary 
Cary W. Bok 

Treasurer and Assistant Secretary 
Jay H. Mattis 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 



Mary Curtis Zimbalist Efrem Zimbalist Curtis Bok 

Cary W. Bok Nellie Lee Bok Edith Evans Braun 

George P. Orr Jay H. Mattis 



The Faculty 

Headings in CAPITALS designate major courses; headings in italics, supplementary courses. 

VOICE 

Martial Singher Eufemia Giannini Gregory 

Vocal Repertoire 
Leo Rosenek Vladimir Sokoloff 

Opera Department 

Martial Singher, Director 

Elizabeth Westmoreland, Music Director 



PIANO 

Rudolf Serkin Mieczyslaw Horszowski 

Lee Luvisi Eleanor Sokoloff 

Piano 

Vladimir Sokoloff Martha Halbwachs Massena 

Freda Pastor 



ORGAN 

Alexander McCurdy 



HARP and Harp Ensemble 
Carlos Salzedo 



Accompanying 
Vladimir Sokoloff 

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faculty — Continued 



Efrem Zimbalist 



VIOLIN 

Oscar Shumsky 



Ivan Galamian 



VIOLA 

Max Aronoff 



Leonard Rose 



VIOLONCELLO 



Orlando Cole 



FLUTE 

William Kincaid 



OBOE 

John de Lancie 



CLARINET 

Anthony Gigliotti 



BASSOON 

Sol Schoenbach 



HORN 

Mason Jones 



TRUMPET 

Samuel Krauss 



TROMBONE, TUBA DOUBLE BASS 
Charles Gusikoff Roger Scott 



PERCUSSION 
Fred D. Hinger 



Orchestra 
William Smith, Conductor 



Chamber Music 
Jascha Brodsky 



Woodwind Ensemble 
William Kincaid 



Brass Ensemble 
Charles Gusikoff 



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faculty — Continued 

COMPOSITION and THEORY 

Constant Vauclain 
Edith Evans Braun Matthew Colucci 



Eurhythmies 
Nadia Chilkovsky 



Languages and Diction 

Mary Q. Shumway, A.M., Ph.D.: German 

Marguerite Pechin, A.M.: French 

Rene J. Daudon, A.M.: French Diction 

Sebastiano Di Blasi, A.B.: Italian 

Eufemia Giannini Gregory: Italian Diction 



Great Books 
Adolf D. Klarmann, A.M., Ph.D. 



ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY 
ACADEMIC TUTORING 

Eleanor Fitzpatrick, A.M. 

Katharine Hadley, A.B. Marion A. Corwin, A.B. 

Marguerite Pechin, A.M. 



LIBRARY 
Gordon Mapes Elizabeth E. Williams 



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ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS 

Application for Audition or Examination 

Students are accepted only after an audition or the examination 
of original compositions submitted. The qualifications for audi- 
tion or examination are given on the following pages. 

The applicant is required to fill out an application form and to 
give in detail all requested information. The application form 
must be accompanied by an official birth certificate (photostat 
is acceptable), physician's certificate of health, and a recent 
small photograph of the applicant. An applicant enrolled as a 
student at another school of music or studying with a private 
teacher will be considered for an audition or examination only 
if the application form is accompanied by written permission 
from the school or teacher. 

Requests for the return by mail of personal property that has 
been submitted with the application form should be accompanied 
by the necessary postage. 

Auditions are scheduled on dates set aside for each subject 
when faculty members are available, and requests for changes 
in appointments cannot be considered. 

School Year 1962-1963 

Auditions and examinations will be held in April-May 1962. 
Everyone requesting auditions should send for application forms 
and state their major subjects. These application forms must 
be completed and returned with the necessary supporting docu- 
ments not later than February I, 1962. 

All communications should be addressed to 

The Secretary of Admissions 
The Curtis Institute of Music 
Rittenhouse Square 
Philadelphia 3, Pennsylvania 



13 



entrance requirements — Continued 
Qualifications for Audition or Examination 

The qualifications for receiving an audition or examination are 
presented here in a general form, allowing the applicant latitude 
in the selection of works to be presented. While the choice of 
composition is important, the manner of performance carries far 
greater weight. 

The final decision as to the suitability of an applicant for ac- 
ceptance rests upon the evidence of talent shown rather than 
upon the degree of advancement already attained. Admission is 
limited to those whose inherent musical gift shows promise 
of development to a point of professional quality. 

Applicants in any subject may be asked to show the degree of 
their attainments in sight-reading. A supplementary knowledge 
of the piano, or other medium, and of the theory of music, 
is desirable. 

The auditors are not obliged to hear all that an applicant may 
have in readiness nor to comply with requests for criticism of 
applicants not accepted. 



VOICE 

Applicants shall submit from memory four selections showing 
the character, quality, and personality of voice and singer, of 
which one at least should be in English. They should be chosen 
from the standard operatic and oratorio recitatives and arias; 
German Lieder; Italian songs of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth 
Centuries; French songs (either of the 'Bergerette' type or of 
the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries); English songs of any 
period which have artistic merit. 



14 



entrance requirements — Continued 
Qualifications for Audition or Examination 

Clear diction and accurate pronunciation in one foreign language 
will be considered of higher value than a casual and inaccurate 
use of several. 

Age requirement: Women should be between eighteen and twenty- 
two, men between nineteen and twenty-five. 

PIANO 

Applicants shall play from memory: 1) a prelude and fugue from 
The Well-Tempered Clavichord or a three-part invention of 
Bach; 2) a Mozart sonata (to be chosen from Nos. 283, 309-10-11, 
330-31-32-33, 457, 570, 576 in the Kochel catalogue^ or a Beethoven 
sonata, complete; 3) two selections — one slow and one brilliant 
— from the works of Chopin. 

Age requirement: Applicants should be under twenty-one. 

ORGAN 

Applicants shall play from memory: 1) a fugue or prelude and 
fugue or a principal movement from a sonata or symphony; 
2) a trio; 3) a scherzo; 4) a slow movement. 

Applicants shall also play the following at the piano: 1) a study; 
2) a nocturne or other slow movement. 

Age requirement: Applicants should be under twenty-one. 

HARP 

Applicants should possess a thorough knowledge of the funda- 
mental principles of contemporary harp playing. A knowledge 
of piano playing is desirable. Applicants shall submit from 
memory two transcriptions from the classics and two works from 
contemporary literature. 

Age requirement: Applicants should be under twenty-one. 



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entrance requirements — Continued 
Qualifications for Audition or Examination 

VIOLIN 

Applicants under fourteen years of age shall play from mem- 
ory: 1) scales in three octaves and double stops; 2) Kreutzer or 
Rode etudes; 3) a concerto of Mozart, Spohr or Mendelssohn. 

Applicants over fourteen years of age shall play from memory: 
1) all scales in fluent tempo and double stops; 2) a Bach sonata 
for violin alone; 3) etudes by Dont or Paganini; 4) a concerto 
of Mozart, Spohr, Beethoven, Brahms, Paganini, Mendelssohn, 
Vieuxtemps, Wieniawski, Goldmark or Bruch. 

Age requirement: Applicants should be under twenty-one. 



VIOLA 

Applicants shall play: 1) all major and minor scales and arpeg- 
gios; 2) the Kreutzer violin etudes; 3) the forty-one caprices of 
Campagnoli, Op. 22; 4) a concerto of Handel-Casadesus, Stamitz 
or Mozart. 

Age requirement: Applicants should be under twenty-one. 



VIOLONCELLO 

Applicants shall play from memory: 1) all major and minor 
scales and arpeggios; 2) an etude or a caprice by Franchomme 
or Piatti or Duport; 3) a fast and a slow movement from a Bach 
suite; 4) a concerto from the standard repertoire or a sonata by 
Beethoven or Brahms or a modern composer. 

Age requirement: Applicants should be under twenty-one. 



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entrance requirements — Continued 
Qualifications for Audition or Examination 

DOUBLE BASS 
Applicants should possess a good ear, sense of rhythm and the 
ability to read at sight. They shall play: 1) all the scales, inter- 
vals and arpeggios; 2) a solo piece. 

Age requirement: Applicants should be under twenty-one. 

FLUTE, OBOE, CLARINET, BASSOON, HORN 
Applicants should possess a good ear, sense of rhythm and 
tone, and the ability to read at sight. They shall demonstrate 
familiarity with all major and minor scales and arpeggios, be 
prepared to play one movement of a concerto or sonata and be 
able to read an orchestral excerpt. 

Age requirement: Applicants should be under twenty-one. 

TRUMPET, TROMBONE, TUBA 
Applicants should possess physical aptitude for the chosen in- 
strument, a good ear, sense of rhythm and the ability to read 
at sight. 

Age requirement: Applicants should be under twenty-one. 

PERCUSSION, TYMPANI 
Applicants should possess a good ear, sense of rhythm, the 
ability to read at sight and show aptitude for the instruments. 

Age requirement: Applicants should be under twenty-one. 

COMPOSITION 

Applicants shall submit several original compositions. Orchestral 
compositions may be submitted, but are not required. 

Applicants should send their manuscripts by registered mail, 
presenting themselves in person only when so requested. The 
Institute cannot accept responsibility for the return of mate- 
rials sent unless the necessary postage is provided. 

Age requirement: Applicants should be under twenty-five. 



17 



MINIMUM COURSE REQUIREMENTS 

(Entrance Requirements, pages 13-17) 

For the Diploma 

The Diploma is given at the completion of three or more years 
of study in any major course. The candidate must have main- 
tained a high standard of excellence during the entire period 
both in his major and in his supplementary courses. 

The prescribed minimum work to be covered in Theory and sup- 
plementary applied subjects is outlined on the following pages. 

For the Degree Bachelor of Music 

Prerequisite: Completion of 16 units of the required high school 
subjects as outlined by the Department of Public Instruction, 
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. 

The degree is given at the completion of not less than four years 
of study in any major course, with a total of 120 Semester Hours, 
of which 60 are to be in Applied Music including the major, 
30 in Theory and 30 in academic work. The candidate must have 
maintained a high standard of excellence during the entire period 
both in his major and in his supplementary courses. 

The prescribed minimum work to be covered in Theory and sup- 
plementary applied subjects is outlined on the following pages. 
The Institute will give credit for academic subjects completed 
at an accredited college or university, earned either before 
admission or during the period of enrolment. 

For the Degree Master of Music 
(Given only in Composition) 

Prerequisite: A Bachelor of Music degree in Composition, meet- 
ing the requirements of The Curtis Institute of Music. 

The degree is given at the completion of not less than two years 
of graduate study in Composition, with a total of 30 Semester 
Hours. 

The Thesis may consist of an extended original composition for 
full orchestra, for chorus and orchestra or for one or more 
acts of opera. 



18 



minimum course requirements — Continued 

Supplementary Theoretical Courses 
Courses in Theory may be eliminated by examination. 

For the Diploma 

( Solfege: 1, 2 
v J Dictation 1, 2 

I Harmony and Counterpoint: 1 

v Elements of Music: 1 

Piano \ 

Organ f / Solfege: 1, 2 

Harp \) Dictation 1, 2 

Violin ?\ Harmony and Counterpoint: 1, 2 

Viola I (. Elements of Music : 1 

Violoncello ) 

Double Bass 

Flute 

Oboe 

£ LARINET ( Solfege: 1,2 

g ASSOON U Dictationl,2 

T ORN ( ! Harmony and Counterpoint : 1 

Trumpet V 

Trombone 

Tuba 

Percussion 



Theory requirements to depend on 

Composition •{ placement examinations. 

Elements of Music: 1 



! 

For the Degree Bachelor of Music 



Voice 

Piano 

Organ 

Harp 

Violin 

Viola 

Violoncello [ I Solfege: 1, 2, 3 

Double Bass V 1 Dictation 1, 2, 3 

Flute )/ Harmony and Counterpoint: 1, 2 

Oboe / J Form and Analysis: 1 

Clarinet I r Elements of Music: 1, 2 

Bassoon \ ^ 

Horn 

Trumpet 

Trombone 

Tuba 

Percussion 



! 



Theory requirements to depend on 

Composition J placement examinations. 

Elements of Music: 1, 2 



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minimum course requirements — Continued 

Supplementary Applied Subjects 

The following are required courses for admission to the Diploma 
or the Bachelor of Music degree. 



Supplementary Piano course may be eliminated by examination. 

s 



Piano: 1, 2 
Diction 

Voice / Vocal Repertoire 

Languages 
Opera Class 
Eurhythmies 



I 



Piano Chamber Music 

Organ Piano: 1, 2 



, Piano: 1, 2 
' Harp Ensemble 
Orchestra 



, r ( Piano: 1, 2 

VlOLIN \ Chamber Music 

(, Orchestra 



VlOLA W Piano: 1, 2 

Violoncello U Chamber Music 

Double Bass j [ Orchestra 



Flute - 

Oboe j / Piano: 1 

Clarinet W Woodwind Ensemble 

Bassoon M Orchestra 

Horn 7 



20 



minimum course requirements — Continued 



J RUMPET ) / Piano:l 

Trombone U Brass Ensemble 

J UBA (1 Orchestra 

Percussion / 

Composition Piano : 1 , 2 



Note: Students receive credit toward graduation for public performance and perform- 
ance in Curtis Hall. Original compositions by students majoring in Composition, whether 
performed by themselves or by others, are credited toward graduation. 



GENERAL INFORMATION 

Students are accepted on the Scholarship basis exclusively, and 
pay no tuition fees. 

Living expenses are the responsibility of the student. 

The School has no dormitories. 

All students are on probation during their entire period of en- 
rolment, and may be dropped at any time for failure to progress 
according to the standards of the Faculty. 

The auditorium, Curtis Hall, where faculty, student and guest 
recitals, school gatherings and Commencement are held, is 
used also for rehearsals and organ practice. In general, lessons, 
classes and rehearsals are scheduled for afternoons; mornings 
are devoted to practice. Designated practice studios are provided 
at the Institute. 

Students are permitted to accept professional engagements only 
with the approval of the Director. 



• 21 



general information — Continued 

The library of 38,000 items includes among its more important 
sets the Bach Gesellschaft publications, the collected works 
of Beethoven, Schubert and Schumann as published by Breit- 
kopf, and the complete works of Brahms, Chopin, Handel, 
Lassus, Mozart, Palestrina, Purcell, Schiitz and Vittoria; many 
volumes of the Denkmaler deutscher Tonkunst, including the 
Tonkunst in Bayern, a number of volumes of the Denkmaler 
der Tonkunst in Oesterreich, and the works of Monteverdi. 
There are a number of rare manuscripts, first editions and the 
famous Burrell collection of Wagneriana. 

Students are expected to provide their own music for major 
subjects. Music for secondary piano, ensemble and orchestral 
classes is supplied from the school library. 

The school collection of instruments includes string instruments 
of the Italian, French and English Schools, Steinway pianos, 
Lyon and Healy harps, orchestral instruments. The organ in 
Curtis Hall is a five-manual with 98 ranks of pipes, built by 
Aeolian-Skinner. 



EXECUTIVE AND ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF 

Efrem Zimbalist Director 

Jay H. Mattis Business Manager 

Harold Henshaw Assistant Business Manager 

Jane Fairfax Hill Registrar 

Ruth P. Gardner Secretary to the Director and of Admissions 

Maud Louise Lytle Secretary to the Business Manager 



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CALENDAR 

1961-1962 

September 25 (Monday) ) . , . 

J v Registration or new students 

September 26 (Tuesday) j 

September 27 (Wednesday) ) „ . . c , , , 

\ Registration or old students 

September 28 (Thursday) j 

September 29 (Friday) First Term opens 

November 23 (Thursday) ) _, . . . xr . 

J \ Thanksgiving Vacation 

November 24 (Friday) j 

December 8 (Friday Evening) Christmas Party 

December 16 (Saturday) ) _. . „ 

J \ Christmas Vacation 

January 7 (Sunday) j 

January 8 (Monday) School re-opens 

January 26 (Friday) First Term ends 

January 29 (Monday). Second Term begins 

April 20 (Friday) ) . 

1 \ Easter Vacation 

April 25 (Wednesday) J 

May 11 (Friday) Last day of instruction 

May 12 (Saturday) Commencement 

Recitals as scheduled 

April-May: Auditions and examinations are held for enrolment of 
new students for the School Year 1962-1963 



23 




MAIN ENTRANCE 
THE CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC 



24 



TOT? r'^fr^ TVCTT-rrrT'? OF MUST r 

THE 

CURTIS 
INSTITUTE 

OF 

MUSIC 



PHILADELPHIA 



1962 • 1963 




THE 
CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC 




CATALOGUE 

1962-1963 



RITTENHOUSE SQUARE 
PHILADELPHIA 3 • PENNSYLVANIA 



COPYRIGHT 1962, BY 
THE CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC 




EFREM ZIMBALIST, Director 




MARY CURTIS ZIMBALIST 

Founder and President 



THE CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC 

Efrem Zimbalist, Director 



THE CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC was founded in 1924 

To hand down through contemporary masters 
the great traditions of the past 

To teach students to build on this heritage 
for the future 

The School is operated under a Charter granted by the Common- 
wealth of Pennsylvania and is also included in the list of "Colleges 
and Universities in Pennsylvania approved by the State Council of 
Education for the Granting of Degrees". 

To meet the compulsory educational requirements of the Com- 
monwealth of Pennsylvania, the Institute offers its younger 
students an academic program of elementary and secondary school 
subjects leading to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania pre- 
professional high school diploma. 

The United States Government has duly approved The Curtis 
Institute of Music as an institution of learning for the attend- 
ance of nonimmigrant students, under the Immigration and Na- 
tionality Act. 

All students, residents of the United States or of a foreign coun- 
try, are accepted under the conditions herein set forth, on the 
scholarship basis exclusively, and pay no tuition fees. 



THE CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC 

RITTENHOUSE SQUARE 
PHILADELPHIA 3 • PENNSYLVANIA 



OFFICERS 

President 
Mary Curtis Zimbalist 

Vice-President 
Curtis Bok 

Secretary 
Cary W. Bok 

Treasurer and Assistant Secretary 
Jay H. Mattis 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Mary Curtis Zimbalist Efrem Zimbalist Curtis Bok 

Cary W. Bok Nellie Lee Bok Edith Evans Braun 

George P. Orr Jay H. Mattis 



The Faculty 

Headings in CAPITALS designate major courses; headings in italics, supplementary courses. 



VOICE 

Martial Singher Eufemia Giannini Gregory 

Vocal Repertoire 



Leo Rosenek 



Vladimir Sokoloff 



Opera Department 

Martial Singher, Director 

Elizabeth Westmoreland, Music Director 



Rudolf Serkin 
Lee Luvisi 



PIANO 



Mieczyslaw Horszowski 
Eleanor Sokoloff 



Vladimir Sokoloff 
Freda Pastor 



Piano 



Martha Halbwachs Massena 
Marion Zarzeczna 



ORGAN 

Alexander McCurdy 

HARP 

Marilyn Costello 



Accompanying 
Vladimir Sokoloff 



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faculty — Continued 



Efrem Zimbalist 



VIOLIN 

Oscar Shumsky 



Ivan Galamian 



VIOLA 

Max Aronoff 



Leonard Rose 



VIOLONCELLO 



Orlando Cole 



FLUTE 
William Kincaid 



OBOE 

John de Lancie 



CLARINET 

Anthony Gigliotti 



BASSOON 

Sol Schoenbach 



HORN 

Mason Jones 



TRUMPET 

Samuel Krauss 



TROMBONE, TUBA DOUBLE BASS 
Charles Gusikoff Roger Scott 



PERCUSSION 
Fred D. Hinger 



Orchestra 
William Smith, Conductor 



Chamber Music 
Jascha Brodsky 



Woodwind Ensemble 
William Kincaid 



Brass Ensemble 
Charles Gusikoff 



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faculty — Continued 

COMPOSITION and THEORY 

Constant Vauclain 
Edith Evans Braun Matthew Colucci 



Eurhythmies 
Nadia Chilkovsky 



Languages and Diction 

Mary Q. Shumway, A.M., Ph.D.: German 

Marguerite Pechin, A.M.: French 

* Rene J. Daudon, A.M.: French Diction 

Margaret Singher: French Diction 

Sebastiano Di Blasi, A.B.: Italian 

Eufemia Giannini Gregory: Italian Diction 



ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY 
ACADEMIC TUTORING 

Eleanor Fitzpatrick, A.M. 

Katharine Hadley, A.B. Hazel Auker, A.M. 

Marguerite Pechin, A.M. 



LIBRARY 

Gordon Mapes, Librarian 



Absent on leave 1962-1963- 



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ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS 

Application for Audition or Examination 

Students are accepted only after an audition or the examination 
of original compositions submitted. The qualifications for audi- 
tion or examination are given on the following pages. 

The applicant is required to fill out an application form and to 
give in detail all requested information. The application form 
must be accompanied by an official birth certificate (photostat 
is acceptable), physician's certificate of health, transcript of 
High School and/or other academic records and a recent small 
photograph of the applicant. An applicant enrolled as a stu- 
dent at another school of music or studying with a private 
teacher will be considered for an audition or examination only 
if the application form is accompanied by written permission 
from the school or teacher. 

Requests for the return by mail of personal property that has 
been submitted with the application form should be accompanied 
by the necessary postage. 

Auditions are scheduled on dates set aside for each subject 
when faculty members are available, and requests for changes 
in appointments cannot be considered. 

School Year 1963-1964 

Auditions and examinations will be held in April-May 1963. 
Everyone requesting auditions should send for application forms 
and state their major subjects. These application forms must 
be completed and returned with the necessary supporting docu- 
ments not later than February 1, 1963. 

All communications should be addressed to 

The Secretary of Admissions 
The Curtis Institute of Music 
Rittenhouse Square 
Philadelphia 3, Pennsylvania 



13 



entrance requirements — Continued 
Qualifications for Audition or Examination 

The qualifications for receiving an audition or examination are 
presented here in a general form, allowing the applicant latitude 
in the selection of works to be presented. While the choice of 
composition is important, the manner of performance carries far 
greater weight. 

The final decision as to the suitability of an applicant for ac- 
ceptance rests upon the evidence of talent shown rather than 
upon the degree of advancement already attained. Admission is 
limited to those whose inherent musical gift shows promise 
of development to a point of professional quality. 

Applicants in any subject may be asked to show the degree of 
their attainments in sight-reading. A supplementary knowledge 
of the piano, or other medium, and of the theory of music, 
is desirable. 

The auditors are not obliged to hear all that an applicant may 
have in readiness nor to comply with requests for criticism of 
applicants not accepted. 



VOICE 

Applicants shall submit from memory four selections showing 
the character, quality, and personality of voice and singer, of 
which one at least should be in English. They should be chosen 
from the standard operatic and oratorio recitatives and arias; 
German Lieder; Italian songs of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth 
Centuries; French songs (either of the 'Bergerette* type or of 
the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries); English songs of any 
period which have artistic merit. 



14 



entrance requirements — Continued 
Qualifications for Audition or Examination 

Clear diction and accurate pronunciation in one foreign language 
will be considered of higher value than a casual and inaccurate 
use of several. 

Age requirement: Women should be between eighteen and twenty- 
two, men between nineteen and twenty-five. 

PIANO 

Applicants shall play from memory: 1) a prelude and fugue from 
The Well-Tempered Clavichord or a three-part invention of 
Bach; 2) a Mozart sonata (to be chosen from Nos. 283, 309-10-11, 
330-31-32-33, 457, 570, 576 in the Kbchel catalogue) or a Beethoven 
sonata, complete; 3) two selections — one slow and one brilliant 
— from the works of Chopin. 

Age requirement: Applicants should be under twenty-one. 

ORGAN 

Applicants shall play from memory: 1) a fugue or prelude and 
fugue or a principal movement from a sonata or symphony; 
2) a trio; 3) a scherzo; 4) a slow movement. 

Applicants shall also play the following at the piano: 1) a study; 
2) a nocturne or other slow movement. 

Age requirement: Applicants should be under twenty-one. 

HARP 

Applicants should possess a thorough knowledge of the funda- 
mental principles of contemporary harp playing. A knowledge 
of piano playing is desirable. Applicants shall submit from 
memory two transcriptions from the classics and two works from 
contemporary literature. 

Age requirement: Applicants should be under twenty-one. 



15 



entrance requirements — Continued 
Qualifications for Audition or Examination 

VIOLIN 

Applicants under fourteen years of age shall play from mem- 
ory: 1) scales in three octaves and double stops; 2) Kreutzer or 
Rode etudes; 3) a concerto of Mozart, Spohr or Mendelssohn. 

Applicants over fourteen years of age shall play from memory : 
1) all scales in fluent tempo and double stops; 2) a Bach sonata 
for violin alone; 3) etudes by Dont or Paganini; 4) a concerto 
of Mozart, Spohr, Beethoven, Brahms, Paganini, Mendelssohn, 
Vieuxtemps, Wieniawski, Goldmark or Bruch. 

Age requirement: Applicants should be under twenty-one. 



VIOLA 

Applicants shall play: 1) all major and minor scales and arpeg- 
gios; 2) the Kreutzer violin etudes; 3) the forty-one caprices of 
Campagnoli, Op. 22; 4) a concerto of Handel-Casadesus, Stamitz 
or Mozart. 

Age requirement: Applicants should be under twenty-one. 



VIOLONCELLO 

Applicants shall play from memory: 1) all major and minor 
scales and arpeggios; 2) an etude or a caprice by Franchomme 
or Piatti or Duport; 3) a fast and a slow movement from a Bach 
suite; 4) a concerto from the standard repertoire or a sonata by 
Beethoven or Brahms or a modern composer. 

Age requirement: Applicants should be under twenty-one. 



16 



entrance requirements — Continued 
Qualifications for Audition or Examination 

DOUBLE BASS 
Applicants should possess a good ear, sense of rhythm and the 
ability to read at sight. They shall play: 1) all the scales, inter- 
vals and arpeggios; 2) a solo piece. 

Age requirement: Applicants should be under twenty-one. 

FLUTE, OBOE, CLARINET, BASSOON, HORN 
Applicants should possess a good ear, sense of rhythm and 
tone, and the ability to read at sight. They shall demonstrate 
familiarity with all major and minor scales and arpeggios, be 
prepared to play one movement of a concerto or sonata and be 
able to read an orchestral excerpt. 

Age requirement: Applicants should be under twenty-one. 

TRUMPET, TROMBONE, TUBA 
Applicants should possess physical aptitude for the chosen in- 
strument, a good ear, sense of rhythm and the ability to read 
at sight. 

Age requirement: Applicants should be under twenty-one. 

PERCUSSION, TYMPANI 
Applicants should possess a good ear, sense of rhythm, the 
ability to read at sight and show aptitude for the instruments. 

Age requirement: Applicants should be under twenty-one. 

COMPOSITION 

Applicants shall submit several original compositions. Orchestral 
compositions may be submitted, but are not required. 

Applicants should send their manuscripts by registered mail, 
presenting themselves in person only when so requested. The 
Institute cannot accept responsibility for the return of mate- 
rials sent unless the necessary postage is provided. 

Age requirement: Applicants should be under twenty-five. 



17 



MINIMUM COURSE REQUIREMENTS 

(Entrance Requirements, pages 13-17) 

For the Diploma 

The Diploma is given at the completion of three or more years 
of study in any major course. The candidate must have main- 
tained a high standard of excellence during the entire period 
both in his major and in his supplementary courses. 

The prescribed minimum work to be covered in Theory and sup- 
plementary applied subjects is outlined on the following pages. 

For the Degree Bachelor of Music 

Prerequisite: Completion of 16 units of the required high school 
subjects as outlined by the Department of Public Instruction, 
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. 

The degree is given at the completion of not less than four years 
of study in any major course, with a total of 120 Semester Hours, 
of which 60 are to be in Applied Music including the major, 
30 in Theory and 30 in academic work. The candidate must have 
maintained a high standard of excellence during the entire period 
both in his major and in his supplementary courses. 

The prescribed minimum work to be covered in Theory and sup- 
plementary applied subjects is outlined on the following pages. 
The Institute will give credit for academic subjects completed 
at an accredited college or university, earned either before 
admission or during the period of enrolment. 

For the Degree Master of Music 
(Given only in Composition) 

Prerequisite: A Bachelor of Music degree in Composition, meet- 
ing the requirements of The Curtis Institute of Music. 

The degree is given at the completion of not less than two years 
of graduate study in Composition, with a total of 30 Semester 
Hours. 

The Thesis may consist of an extended original composition for 
full orchestra, for chorus and orchestra or for one or more 
acts of opera. 



18 



minimum course requirements — Continued 

Supplementary Theoretical Courses 

Courses in Theory may be eliminated by examination; however, 
a qualifying examination does not provide semester hour credits 
unless received from an accredited college or university. 

For the Diploma 

( Solfege: 1, 2 
Y ) Dictation: 1, 2 

J Harmony and Counterpoint : 1 

V Elements of Music: 1 

Piano \ 

Organ I / Solfege: 1, 2 

Harp \) Dictation : 1, 2 

Violin ?\ Harmony and Counterpoint: 1, 2 

Viola \\ Elements of Music: 1 

Violoncello ) 

Double Bass 

Flute 

Oboe 

Clarinet J ( Solfege : 1, 2 

Bassoon I ) Dictation : 1, 2 

Horn / ) Harmony and Counterpoint: 1 

Trumpet V \ Elements of Music : 1 

Trombone 

Tuba 

Percussion 

/ Theory requirements to depend on 

Composition < placement examinations. 

( Elements of Music: 1 

For the Degree Bachelor of Music 

Voice 

Piano 

Organ 

Harp 

Violin 

Viola ■ , 

Violoncello [ i Solfege: 1, 2, 3 

Double Bass V 1 Dictation : 1, 2, 3 

Flute y/ Harmony and Counterpoint: 1, 2 

Oboe / 1 Form and Analysis : 1 

Clarinet I f Elements of Music: 1, 2 

Bassoon • \ ^ 

Horn 

Trumpet 

Trombone 

Tuba 

Percussion 

( Theory requirements to depend on 

Composition < placement examinations. 

( Elements of Music: 1, 2 



19 



MINIMUM COURSE REQUIREMENTS — Continued 

Supplementary Applied Subjects 

The following are required courses for admission to the Diploma 
or the Bachelor of Music degree. 



Supplementary Piano course may be eliminated by examination. 

i 



Piano: 1, 2 
Diction 

Voice ) Vocal Repertoire 

Languages 
Opera Class 
Eurhythmies 



\ 



Piano Chamber Music 



Organ Piano: 1, 2 



. Piano: 1, 2 

Harp ■■ { Harp Ensemble 

Orchestra 



, Piano: 1, 2 
VlOLIN "-- < Chamber Music 

Orchestra 



Vi ° l a W Piano: 1, 2 

Violoncello KJ Chamber Music 

Double Bass II Orchestra 



Flute 

° B ° E I ( Piano: 1 

Clarinet \J Woodwind Ensemble 

Basso °n \ { Orchestra 

Horn / 



20 



minimum course requirements — Continued 



I^mpet ) / Piano:. 

Trombone U Brass Ensemble 



Tuba. 



) t Piano: 1 
' > < Brass Er 
• \ (_ Orchesti 



Percussion 

Composition Piano : 1 , 2 

Note: Students receive credit toward graduation for public performance and perform- 
ance in Curtis Hall. Original compositions by students majoring in Composition, whether 
performed by themselves or by others, are credited toward graduation. 



GENERAL INFORMATION 

Students are accepted on the Scholarship basis exclusively, and 
pay no tuition fees. 

Living expenses are the responsibility of the student. 

The School has no dormitories. 

All students are on probation during their entire period of en- 
rolment, and may be dropped at any time for failure to progress 
according to the standards of the Faculty. 

The auditorium, Curtis Hall, where faculty, student and guest 
recitals, school gatherings and Commencement are held, is 
used also for rehearsals and organ practice. In general, lessons, 
classes and rehearsals are scheduled for afternoons; mornings 
are devoted to practice. Designated practice studios are provided 
at the Institute. 

Students are permitted to accept professional engagements only 
with the approval of the Director. 



21 



general information — Continued 

The library of 38,000 items includes among its more important 
sets the Bach Gesellschaft publications, the collected works 
of Beethoven, Schubert and Schumann as published by Breit- 
kopf, and the complete works of Brahms, Chopin, Handel, 
Lassus, Mozart, Palestrina, Purcell, Schiitz and Vittoria; many 
volumes of the Denkmaler deutscher Tonkunst, including the 
Tonkunst in Bayern, a number of volumes of the Denkmaler 
der Tonkunst in Oesterreich, and the works of Monteverdi. 
There are a number of rare manuscripts, first editions and the 
famous Burrell collection of Wagneriana. 

Students are expected to provide their own music for major 
subjects. Music for secondary piano, ensemble and orchestral 
classes is supplied from the school library. 

The school collection of instruments includes string instruments 
of the Italian, French and English Schools, Steinway pianos, 
Lyon and Healy harps, orchestral instruments. The organ in 
Curtis Hall is a five-manual with 98 ranks of pipes, built by 
Aeolian-Skinner. 



EXECUTIVE AND ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF 

Efrem Zimbalist Director 

Jay H. Mattis Business Manager 

Harold Henshaw Assistant Business Manager 

Anne O. Smith Registrar 

Elizabeth E. Williams Secretary to the Director 

Maud Louise Lytle Secretary to the Business Manager 



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CALENDAR 

1962-1963 

September 24 (Monday) ) _, . . , . 

V Registration or new students 

September 25 (Tuesday) j 

September 26 (Wednesday) ) , , , , 

V Registration or old students 

September 27 (Thursday) j 

September 28 (Friday) First Term opens 

November 22 (Thursday) ") _, , . . T7 

V lhanksgiving Vacation 

November 23 (Friday) j 

December 7 (Friday Evening) Christmas Party 

December 15 (Saturday) ) „, . T7 . 

V Christmas Vacation 

January 6 (Sunday) j 

January 7 (Monday) School re-opens 

January 25 (Friday) First Term ends 

January 28 (Monday) Second Term begins 

April 12 (Friday) ) _ XT 

V haster Vacation 

April 17 (Wednesday) J 

May 10 (Friday) Last day of instruction 

May 11 (Saturday) Commencement 

Recitals as scheduled 

April-May: Auditions and examinations are held for enrolment of 
new students for the School Year 1963-1964 



23 




MAIN ENTRANCE 
THE CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC 



24 



THE 

CURTIS 
INSTITUTE 

OF 

MUSIC 



PHILADELPHIA 



1963 * 1964 




THE 
CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC 




CATALOGUE 

1963-1964 



RITTENHOUSE SQUARE 
PHILADELPHIA 3 • PENNSYLVANIA 



COPYRIGHT 1963, BY 
THE CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC 




EFREM ZIMBALIST, Director 




MARY CURTIS ZIMBALIST 

Founder and President 



THE CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC 

Efrem Zimbalist, Director 



THE CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC was founded in 1924 



To hand down through contemporary masters 
the great traditions of the past 

To teach students to build on this heritage 
for the future 



The School is operated under a Charter granted by the Common- 
wealth of Pennsylvania and is also included in the list of "Colleges 
and Universities in Pennsylvania approved by the State Council of 
Education for the Granting of Degrees". 

To meet the compulsory educational requirements of the Com- 
monwealth of Pennsylvania, the Institute offers its younger 
students an academic program of elementary and secondary school 
subjects leading to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania pre- 
professional high school diploma. 

The United States Government has duly approved The Curtis 
Institute of Music as an institution of learning for the attend- 
ance of nonimmigrant students, under the Immigration and Na- 
tionality Act. 

All students, residents of the United States or of a foreign coun- 
try, are accepted under the conditions herein set forth, on the 
scholarship basis exclusively, and pay no tuition fees. 



THE CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC 

RITTENHOUSE SQUARE 
PHILADELPHIA 3 • PENNSYLVANIA 



OFFICERS 

President 
Mary Curtis Zimbalist 

Vice-President 
Cary W. Bok 

Secretary and Treasurer 
Jay H. Mattis 



BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Mary Curtis Zimbalist Nellie Lee Bok Edith Evans Braun 

Cary W. Bok A. Margaret Bok Truman Henson 

Samuel Barber Jay H. Mattis 



The Faculty 

Headings in CAPITALS designate major courses; headings in italics, supplementary courses 



VOICE 



Martial Singher 



Eufemia Giannini Gregory 



Vocal Repertoire 



Leo Rosenek 



Vladimir SokolofF 



Opera Department 

Martial Singher, Director 

Elizabeth Westmoreland, Music Director 



Rudolf Serkin 



PIANO 



Eleanor SokolofF 



Mieczyslaw Horszowski 



Vladimir SokolofF 
Freda Pastor 



Piano 



Martha Halbwachs Massena 
Marion Zarzeczna 



ORGAN 

Alexander McCurdy 



HARP 

Marilyn Costello 



Accompanying 
Vladimir SokolofF 



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TACWLTY—Continued 



Efrem Zimbalist 



VIOLIN 

Oscar Shumsky 



Ivan Galamian 



VIOLA 

Max Aronoff 

VIOLONCELLO 

Orlando Cole 



FLUTE 

William Kincaid 



OBOE 

John de Lancie 



CLARINET 

Anthony Gigliotti 



BASSOON 

Sol Schoenbach 



HORN 

Mason Jones 



TRUMPET 

Samuel Krauss 



TROMBONE, TUBA DOUBLE BASS 
Charles Gusikoff Roger Scott 



PERCUSSION 
Fred D. Hinger 



Orchestra 
William Smith, Conductor 



Chamber Music 
Jascha Brodsky 



Woodwind Ensemble 
William Kincaid 



Brass Ensemble 
Charles Gusikoff 



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faculty — Continued 

COMPOSITION and THEORY 

Vittorio Giannini 
Edith Evans Braun Matthew Colucci 



Eurhythmies 
Nadia Chilkovsky 



Languages and Diction 

Mary Q. Shumway, A.M., Ph.D.: German 

Marguerite Pechin, A.M. : French 

Rene J. Daudon, A.M.: French Diction 

Sebastiano Di Blasi, A.B.: Italian 

Eufemia Giannini Gregory: Italian Diction 



ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY 
ACADEMIC TUTORING 

Eleanor Fitzpatrick, A.M. 

Katharine Hadley, A.B. Hazel Auker, A.M. 

Marguerite Pechin, A.M. 



LIBRARY 

Gordon Mapes, Librarian 



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ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS 

Application for Audition or Examination 

Students are accepted only after an audition or the examination 
of original compositions submitted. The qualifications for audi- 
tion or examination are given on the following pages. 

The applicant is required to fill out an application form and to 
give in detail all requested information. The application form 
must be accompanied by a physician's certificate of health, tran- 
script of High School and/or other academic records. An appli- 
cant enrolled as a student at another school of music or studying 
with a private teacher will be considered for an audition or 
examination only if the application form is accompanied by 
written permission from the school or teacher. 

Requests for the return by mail of personal property that has 
been submitted with the application form should be accompanied 
by the necessary postage. 

Auditions are scheduled on dates set aside for each subject 
when faculty members are available, and requests for changes 
in appointments cannot be considered. 

School Year 1964-1965 

Auditions may not be held in all departments each year, but 
those to be held will be scheduled in April and May, 1964. 

Everyone requesting auditions should send for application forms 
and state their major subjects. These application forms must be 
completed and returned with the necessary supporting docu- 
ments not later than February 1, 1964. 

All communications should be addressed to 
The Secretary of Admissions 
The Curtis Institute of Music 
Rittenhouse Square 
Philadelphia 3, Pennsylvania 



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entrance requirements — Continued 
Qualifications for Audition or Examination 

The qualifications for receiving an audition or examination are 
presented here in a general form, allowing the applicant latitude 
in the selection of works to be presented. While the choice of 
composition is important, the manner of performance carries far 
greater weight. 

The final decision as to the suitability of an applicant for ac- 
ceptance rests upon the evidence of talent shown rather than 
upon the degree of advancement already attained. Admission is 
limited to those whose inherent musical gift shows promise 
of development to a point of professional quality. 

Applicants in any subject may be asked to show the degree of 
their attainments in sight-reading. A supplementary knowledge 
of the piano, or other medium, and of the theory of music, 
is desirable. 

The auditors are not obliged to hear all that an applicant may 
have in readiness nor to comply with requests for criticism of 
applicants not accepted. 



VOICE 

Applicants shall submit from memory four selections showing 
the character, quality, and personality of voice and singer, of 
which one at least should be in English. They should be chosen 
from the standard operatic and oratorio recitatives and arias; 
German Lieder; Italian songs of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth 
Centuries; French songs (either of the 'Bergerette' type or of 
the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries); English songs of any 
period which have artistic merit. 



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entrance requirements — Continued 
Qualifications for Audition or Examination 

Clear diction and accurate pronunciation in one foreign language 
will be considered of higher value than a casual and inaccurate 
use of several. 

Age requirement: Women should be between eighteen and twenty- 
two, men between nineteen and twenty-five. 

PIANO 

Applicants shall play from memory: 1) a prelude and fugue from 
The Well-Tempered Clavichord or a three-part invention of 
Bach; 2) a Mozart sonata (to be chosen from Nos. 283, 309-10-11, 
330-31-32-33, 457, 570, 576 in the Kbchel catalogue') or a Beethoven 
sonata, complete; 3) two selections — one slow and one brilliant 
— from the works of Chopin. 

Age requirement: Applicants should be under twenty-one. 

ORGAN 

Applicants shall play from memory: 1) a fugue or prelude and 
fugue or a principal movement from a sonata or symphony; 
2) a trio; 3) a scherzo; 4) a slow movement. 

Applicants shall also play the following at the piano: 1) a study; 
2) a nocturne or other slow movement. 

Age requirement: Applicants should be under twenty-one. 

HARP 

Applicants should possess a thorough knowledge of the funda- 
mental principles of contemporary harp playing. A knowledge 
of piano playing is desirable. Applicants shall submit from 
memory two transcriptions from the classics and two works from 
contemporary literature. 

Age requirement: Applicants should be under twenty-one. 



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entrance requirements — Continued 
Qualifications for Audition or Examination 

VIOLIN 

Applicants under fourteen years of age shall play from mem- 
ory: 1) scales in three octaves and double stops; 2) Kreutzer or 
Rode etudes; 3) a concerto of Mozart, Spohr or Mendelssohn. 

Applicants over fourteen years of age shall play from memory : 
1) all scales in fluent tempo and double stops; 2) a Bach sonata 
for violin alone; 3) etudes by Dont or Paganini; 4) a concerto 
of Mozart, Spohr, Beethoven, Brahms, Paganini, Mendelssohn, 
Vieuxtemps, Wieniawski, Goldmark or Bruch. 

Age requirement: Applicants should be under twenty-one. 



VIOLA 

Applicants shall play: 1) all major and minor scales and arpeg- 
gios; 2) the Kreutzer violin etudes; 3) the forty-one caprices of 
Campagnoli, Op. 22; 4) a concerto of Handel-Casadesus, Stamitz 
or Mozart. 

Age requirement: Applicants should be under twenty-one. 



VIOLONCELLO 

Applicants shall play from memory: 1) all major and minor 
scales and arpeggios; 2) an etude or a caprice by Franchomme 
or Piatti or Duport; 3) a fast and a slow movement from a Bach 
suite; 4) a concerto from the standard repertoire or a sonata by 
Beethoven or Brahms or a modern composer. 

Age requirement: Applicants should be under twenty-one. 



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entrance requirements — Continued 
Qualifications for Audition or Examination 

DOUBLE BASS 
Applicants should possess a good ear, sense of rhythm and the 
ability to read at sight. They shall play: 1) all the scales, inter- 
vals and arpeggios; 2) a solo piece. 

Age requirement: Applicants should be under twenty-one. 

FLUTE, OBOE, CLARINET, BASSOON, HORN 
Applicants should possess a good ear, sense of rhythm and 
tone, and the ability to read at sight. They shall demonstrate 
familiarity with all major and minor scales and arpeggios, be 
prepared to play one movement of a concerto or sonata and be 
able to read an orchestral excerpt. 

Age requirement: Applicants should be under twenty-one. 

TRUMPET, TROMBONE, TUBA 
Applicants should possess physical aptitude for the chosen in- 
strument, a good ear, sense of rhythm and the ability to read 
at sight. 

Age requirement: Applicants should be under twenty-one. 

PERCUSSION, TYMPANI 
Applicants should possess a good ear, sense of rhythm, the 
ability to read at sight and show aptitude for the instruments. 

Age requirement: Applicants should be under twenty-one. 

COMPOSITION 

Applicants shall submit several original compositions. Orchestral 
compositions may be submitted, but are not required. 

Applicants should send their manuscripts by registered mail, 
presenting themselves in person only when so requested. The 
Institute cannot accept responsibility for the return of mate- 
rials sent unless the necessary postage is provided. 

Age requirement: Applicants should be under twenty-five. 



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MINIMUM COURSE REQUIREMENTS 

(Entrance Requirements, pages 13-17) 

For the Diploma 

The Diploma is given at the completion of three or more years 
of study in any major course. The candidate must have main- 
tained a high standard of excellence during the entire period 
both in his major and in his supplementary courses. 

The prescribed minimum work to be covered in Theory and sup- 
plementary applied subjects is outlined on the following pages. 

For the Degree Bachelor of Music 

Prerequisite: Completion of 16 units of the required high school 
subjects as outlined by the Department of Public Instruction, 
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. 

The degree is given at the completion of not less than four years 
of study in any major course, with a total of 120 Semester Hours, 
of which 60 are to be in Applied Music including the major, 
30 in Theory and 30 in academic work. The candidate must have 
maintained a high standard of excellence during the entire period 
both in his major and in his supplementary courses. 

The prescribed minimum work to be covered in Theory and sup- 
plementary applied subjects is outlined on the following pages. 
The Institute will give credit for academic subjects completed 
at an accredited college or university, earned either before 
admission or during the period of enrolment. 

For the Degree Master of Music 
(Given only in Composition) 

Prerequisite: A Bachelor of Music degree in Composition, meet- 
ing the requirements of The Curtis Institute of Music. 

The degree is given at the completion of not less than two years 
of graduate study in Composition, with a total of 24 Semester 
Hours. 

The Thesis requirement may consist of an extended original 
composition for full orchestra, for chorus and orchestra or for 
one or more acts of opera. 



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minimum course requirements — Continued 

Supplementary Theoretical Courses 

Courses in Theory may be eliminated by examination; however, 
a qualifying examination does not provide semester hour credits 
unless received from an accredited college or university. 

For the Diploma 

/ Solfege: 1, 2 
I Dictation: 1, 2 

Voice < Harmony and Counterpoint: 1 

I Oral Harmony: 1 
V Elements of Music: 1 

P JANO )f Solfege: 1,2 

° RGAN f \ Dictation: 1, 2 

f: ARP X Harmony and Counterpoint: 1, 2 

Y T 10LlN ( ) Oral Harmony: 1, 2 

,V OLA 1 f Elements of Music: 1 

Violoncello J \ 

Double Bass 

Flute 

° BOE I , Solfege: 1, 2 

5 LARINET f (Dictation: 1,2 

Bassoon if Harmony an( j Counterpoint: 1 

Horn ( \ r\ iu i 

T I I Oral Harmony: 1 

J RUMPET \\ Elements of Music: 1 

Trombone 

Tuba 

Percussion 

/ Theory requirements to depend on 
Composition < placement examinations. 

( Elements of Music: 1 

For the Degree Bachelor of Music 

Voice 

Piano 

Organ 

Harp 

Violin 

Viola f ( Solfege: 1, 2, 3 

Violoncello I 1 Dictation: 1, 2, 3 

Double Bass \l Harmony and Counterpoint: 1, 2 

Flute V Oral Harmony : 1, 2 

Oboe / \ Orchestration : 1 

Clarinet I I Form and Analysis: 1 

Bassoon \ \ Elements of Music: 1, 2 

Horn 

Trumpet 

Trombone 

Tuba 

Percussion 

[ Theory requirements to depend on 
Composition < placement examinations. 

( Elements of Music: 1, 2 



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minimum course requirements — Continued 

Supplementary Applied Subjects 

The following are required courses for admission to the Diploma 
or the Bachelor of Music degree. 

Supplementary Piano course may be eliminated by examination. 



Piano: 1, 2 



I Diction 



V OICE / Vocal Repertoire 

Languages 
Opera Class 
Eurhythmies 



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Piano Chamber Music 



Organ Piano : 1 , 2 



Piano: 1, 2 

Harp ^ Harp Ensemble 

Orchestra 



Piano: 1, 2 

Violin <J Chamber Music 

Orchestra 



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Viola \ ( Piano: 1, 2 

Violoncello >< Chamber Music 

Double Bass I I Orchestra 



Flute \ 

Oboe I i Piano : 1 

Clarinet >< Woodwind Ensemble 

Bassoon I ( Orchestra 

Horn / 



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minimum course requirements — Continued 



I RUMPET ) / Piano: 



. ( Piano: 1 
Trombone.. ..M Brass Ensemble 

( Orchestra 



Tuba. 



Percussion 

Composition Piano : 1 , 2 

Note: Students receive credit toward graduation for public performance and perform- 
ance in Curtis Hall. Original compositions by students majoring in Composition, whether 
performed by themselves or by others, are credited toward graduation. 



GENERAL INFORMATION 

Students are accepted on the Scholarship basis exclusively, and 
pay no tuition fees. 

Living expenses are the responsibility of the student. 

The School has no dormitories. 

All students are on probation during their entire period of en- 
rolment, and may be dropped at any time for failure to progress 
according to the standards of the Faculty. 

The auditorium, Curtis Hall, where faculty, student and guest 
recitals, school gatherings and Commencement are held, is 
used also for rehearsals and organ practice. In general, lessons, 
classes and rehearsals arc scheduled for afternoons; mornings 
are devoted to practice. Designated practice studios are provided 
at the Institute. 

Students are permitted to accept professional engagements only 
with the approval of the Director. 



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general information — Continued 

The library of 38,000 items includes among its more important 
sets the Bach Gesellschaft publications, the collected works 
of Beethoven, Schubert and Schumann as published by Breit- 
kopf, and the complete works of Brahms, Chopin, Handel, 
Lassus, Mozart, Palestrina, Purcell, Schiitz and Vittoria; many 
volumes of the Denkmaler deutscher Tonkunst, including the 
Tonkunst in Bayern, a number of volumes of the Denkmaler 
der Tonkunst in Oesterreich, and the works of Monteverdi. 
There are a number of rare manuscripts, first editions and the 
famous Burrell collection of Wagneriana. 

Students are expected to provide their own music for major 
subjects. Music for secondary piano, ensemble and orchestral 
classes is supplied from the school library. 

The school collection of instruments includes string instruments 
of the Italian, French and English Schools, Steinway pianos, 
Lyon and Healy harps, orchestral instruments. The organ in 
Curtis Hall is a five-manual with 98 ranks of pipes, built by 
Aeolian-Skinner. 



EXECUTIVE AND ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF 

Efrem Zimbalist Director 

Jay H. Mattis Business Manager 

Daniel M. Llewellyn Assistant Business Manager 

Anne O. Smith Registrar 

Thelma W. Brunson Secretary of Admissions 

Elizabeth E. Williams Secretary to the Director 

Maud Louise Lytle Secretary to the Business Manager 



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CALENDAR 

1963-1964 

September 23 (Monday) ) d • • r j 

J \ Registration or new students 

September 24 (Tuesday) j 

September 25 (Wednesday) ) „ . r , , , 

v J \ Registration of old students 

September 26 (Thursday) j 

September 27 (Friday) First Term opens 

November 21 (Thursday) ) „ . . . , r 

v J \ Thanksgiving Vacation 

November 22 (Friday) j 

December 6 (Friday Evening) Christmas Party 

December 14 (Saturday) ) ~, . TT 

v Jy \ Christmas Vacation 

January 5 (Sunday) j 

January 6 (Monday) School re-opens 

January 24 (Friday) First Term ends 

January 27 (Monday) Second Term begins 

March 27 (Friday) ) 

, .„, , , . > Easter Vacation 

April 1 (Wednesday) j 

May 8 (Friday) Last day of instruction 

May 9 (Saturday) Commencement 

Recitals as scheduled 

April-May: Auditions and examinations are held for enrolment of 
new students for the School Year 1964-1965 



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MAIN ENTRANCE 
THE CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC 



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